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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.

YSL for the House of Dior 1958

YSL for Christian Dior ensemble, Fall 1958

1958 Yves Saint Laurent the new head of Maison Dior is surrounded by the house models wearing his designs.

1958 - YSL for Christian Dior 'Coquelicot ' dress