Thursday, 13 May 2010

ICONIC of the Week

Yves Saint Laurant
He is the lead french fashion designer. He born in August 1st 1936, Oran- Algeria.
In 1953, Yves submitted three sketches to a contest for young fashion designers, organized by the International Wool Secretariat. He won third place and was invited to attend the awards ceremony in Paris, in December of that year. While he and his mother were in Paris, they met Michel de Brunhoff, editor-in-chief of the Paris edition of Vogue magazine. de Brunhoff, a kindly man who enjoyed encouraging new talent, was impressed by the sketches Yves brought with him and suggested he eventually consider a course of study at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, the council which regulated the haute couture industry and provided training to its employees.
Yves found himself at the age of 21 the head designer of the House of Dior after the death of Christian Dior. He founded his own on brand 1962. He died on 1 June 2008 of brain cancer at his residence in Paris.

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