A legend was created at 17 in Paris, France - where he won a design competition with a sketch of a cocktail dress. YSL's career as Christian Dior's "right arm" and soon ascended to head designer after the couturier's death in 1958.

1958 - YSL for Christian Dior 'Coquelicot ' dress

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” - YSL Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died at his Paris home on June 1st 2008 at the young age of 71 after a long battle with brain cancer. May the tumor rest in peace, but his soul and legend lives on forever. "Chanel gave women freedom, YSL game them power." - Pierre Bergé “Dressing is a way of life.” - YSL “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” - YSL

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