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.

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

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

Christian Dior Evening Dress By Yves Saint Laurent for House of Dior spring/summer 1958.

Christian Dior Evening Dress By Yves Saint Laurent for House of Dior spring/summer 1958.

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