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Yves Saint Laurent
(1936-2008) born on
Aug 1
French fashion designer. He is noted, among other things, for his popularization of women's trousers for all occasions.
I knew the youthfulness of the sixties: Talitha and Paul Getty lying on a starlit terrace in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to lift before an extraordinary future.

It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.
A designer who is not also a couturier, who hasn't learned the most refined mysteries of physically creating his models, is like a sculptor who gives his drawings to another man, an artisan, to accomplish.
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Ritz," no. 85 (London), 1984.
R: In "Ritz," no. 85 (London), 1984.
A: Quoted by Rudolph Chelminshi.
N: In "Ritz," no. 85 (London), 1984.
K: In "Ritz," no. 85 (London), 1984.

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