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Yves Saint Laurent
Birth: Aug. 1, 1936
Oran
Oran, Algeria
Death: Jun. 1, 2008
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France

Fashion Designer. Leaving his home of Oran at the age of 17 he traveled to France to work with designer Christian Dior. At the time of Diors death in 1957 he was asked to take charge of the business. In 1960 he served in the French Army for a short time, as he suffered from great stress and had to leave for psychiatric treatment. After being released from Dior in 1962, YSL, his own label was started. This was made possible by the financial aide of his companion Pierre Bergé. In 1966 and 1970 Rive Gauche boutiques for women and men were opened. Laurent is best known for feminizing the qualities of mens wardrobes for women. In 1971 he posed nude for his mens perfume, "Pour Homme". The very popular "Opium" perfume was a Yves Saint Laurent product. The fashion house was sold for approximately six hundred million dollars in 1993 to the pharmacuticals company Sanofi. In 1999 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from The Council of Fashion Designers of America. (bio by: Julie Karen Hancock (Cooper) Jackson) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Other.
Specifically: Ashes buried in the Majorelle Gardens, part of his estate in Marrakesh, Morocco
 
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Record added: Jun 01, 2008
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