Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Yves Saint Laurent's Mod 60's fashion

 He may not have invented mod fashion, but Yves Saint Laurent certainly left his mark on the modern look of the 60's and 70's.  He loved the beatnik style and designed safari jackets for men and women, tight pants, high boots....all of which were fresh and modern in it's day...he even boldly (and famously) designed a tuxedo suit for women....le smoking.

Just before his untimely death (at 58), Christian Dior chose YSL as his successor at Dior.....Yves Saint Laurent was only 21 years old at the time...the youngest designer to ever head a design house.  Of course YSL eventually began his own design house, and became one of the most influential fashion designers...ever.

"The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its 60's ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable"  Caroline Milbank in 1985

 "I participated in the transformation of my era.  I did it with clothes, which is surely less important than music, architecture, painting...but whatever it's worth, I did it"  Yves Saint Laurent

 "I tried to show that fashion is art.  For that, I followed the counsel of my master Christian Dior and the imperishable lesson of Mademoiselle Chanel.  I created for my era and I tried to foresee what tomorrow would be"  YSL

Yves Saint Laurent...60's mod fashion...what's not to love?

Have a beautiful day.


Leslie R. said...

Ah what I wouldn't give for one of those great dresses!

Braxton and Yancey said...

I'm with you...I'll take the Mondrian please!

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