Monday, June 2, 2008
YSL: the medley
Another great name is gone.
Yves Saint Laurent is no longer in between our midst.
Did you know YSL (Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent) was born in Algeria??
Anyway, he was born in 1936, got bored as hell, moved to Paris at the age of 17 and assisted the great Christian Dior.
After Dior died in 1957, Yves - at the age of 21 - took over the house. Short after his success there, he had to serve the army during the Algerian war of Independance.
IMAGINE!!! He hardly survived... the poor thing! After 20 days they put him in a mental hospital. Underwent electroshock therapy for his Nervous Breakdown!!!!!!!!!! What the hell???!!!
In 1962, shortly after his NB, he started his own label. Luckily!
There you go... A bit of history.
Stefano Pilati is now the designer for YSL... just so you'd know. The Confirming Friend will always be able to wear a YSL!
Here a couple of the Confirming Friend's favorite images.