What was wrong with Yves St Laurent?
Saint Laurent died on 1 June 2008 of brain cancer at his residence in Paris.
Is YSL dead?
June 1, 2008Yves Saint Laurent / Date of death
Is Yves Saint Laurent still alive?
Paris, FranceYves Saint Laurent / Place of death
Why was Yves fired from Dior?
He was ordered to serve in the French Army during the Algerian War of Independence and received bad reviews from the press and clients for his 1960 collection for Dior—he introduced a leather jacket for haute couture—which resulted in his termination from Dior.
Why did YSL drop Yves?
Exactly a decade after Yves Saint Laurent declared the death of haute couture and retired from the catwalk, the still-thriving clothing business he founded has decided on a makeover that will see his first name disappear from the labels.
Who is the CEO of Saint Laurent?
Francesca Bellettini (Sep 1, 2013–)Yves Saint Laurent / CEO
Does Gucci own YSL?
1999: Yves Saint Laurent – The fashion house, founded in 1961 by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge, was acquired by the Gucci Group in 1999. The Gucci Group purchased Sanofi Beaute, owner of the Yves Saint Laurent brand, from PPR, which had purchased it 5 years earlier, for about $1 billion.
Who took over Dior after Yves Saint Laurent?
designer Marc Bohan
After induction into the French army in 1960, Saint Laurent suffered a nervous collapse and was replaced at the House of Dior by designer Marc Bohan. In 1962 Saint Laurent opened his own fashion house and quickly emerged as one of the most influential designers in Paris.
Is there a difference between Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent?
Here’s the brand’s official position, via Business of Fashion: “The House is referred to as ‘Yves Saint Laurent. ‘ The ready-to-wear collection by Hedi Slimane is correctly referred to as ‘Saint Laurent’. (‘Saint Laurent Paris’ is used in the logo but not when spoken/written about the collection).
Did YSL change to Saint Laurent?
Today’s Hedi Slimane update: Yves Saint Laurent is to change its name to Saint Laurent Paris. Announced on Thursday by WWD and confirmed straightaway by the luxury fashion house, the re-branding will come as Hedi Slimane officially takes over creative duties at the YSL (or should that by SLP?)