Saint Laurent, formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent, is a prominent French fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge in 1966. Saint Laurent is known for its modern and iconic pieces, such as its tuxedo jackets for women. As well as marketing a broad range of women’s and men’s ready to wear products, leather goods, jewellery and shoes etc.
Hedi Slimane leaves Saint Laurent; Anthony Vaccarello becomes the new creative director
Hedi Slimane revives the brand’s haute couture collection
Kering announces that Hedi Slimane would replace Stefano Pilati as creative director
Death of Yves Saint Laurent
Stefano Pilati succeeds Tom Ford to produce a pert-a-porter line
Yves Saint Laurent retires from his eponymous brand, effectively closing down the couture house of YSL
Gucci buys the Yves Saint Laurent brand and asks Tom Ford to design the ready-to-wear collection while Saint Laurent would design the haute couture collection
Alber Elbaz designs three ready-to-wear collections for the brand
Pierre Berge appoints Hedi Slimane as collections and art director, only for Slimane to leave the house two years later
Pharmaceuticals company Sanofi buys Yves Saint Laurent
Launches cosmetic line
A. M. Cassandre designs the current company logos
July - Founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Berge
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