R.I.P. Yves Saint Laurent
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Yves Saint Laurent, 71, Is Dead; A Giant of Couture for 45 Years
By ANNE-MARIE SCHIRO
Published: June 2, 2008
His death was confirmed by Dominique Deroche, a spokeswoman for the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.
During a career that ran from 1957 to 2002 he was largely responsible for changing the way modern women dress, putting them into pants both day and night, into peacoats and safari jackets, into “le smoking” (as the French call a man’s tuxedo jacket), and into leopard prints, trench coats and, for a time in the 1970s, peasant-inspired clothing in rich fabrics.