Thank You for the 1st of August. Today is the Birthday of ingenious fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.
In the early 1950s, a young Yves Saint Laurent arrived in Paris, armed with an array of fashion sketches. Within a year, the 18-year-old student of haute couture was snapped up by Christian Dior and hired as his studio assistant.
When in 1957, Christian Dior passed away unexpectedly, Saint Laurent became Dior’s head designer. His first independent collection, the «Trapèze» collection, presented in January 1958, was an immense success. The shy young man in glasses and a clean-cut looking suit was only 22.
After Yves Saint Laurent’s “Trapese” collection was shown the press declared that “Saint Laurent has saved French fashion” and “the great Dior tradition will continue.”
It included one of Saint Laurent’s first and most famous innovations – the trapeze dress.
Saint Laurent’s “Trapeze” was permeated by a mischievous spirit of youth. His dresses were known for their sharp lines and unusual proportions and length.
“Will this young man be able to uphold Dior’s traditions of high couture?” the press wondered before the showing.
But all doubts vanished. Dior child with his own long and beautiful way was born under the bright Star!
Happy Birthday dear Yves Saint Laurent! Thank you for Your Gift dedicated to Woman: “It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion… What is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.”
I am happy to celebrate Yves Saint Laurent’s Birthday with you. Thank you for your happiness to live.