Five Yves Saint Laurent quotes to remember

Five Yves Saint Laurent quotes to remember
It is no secret that during his lifetime Yves Saint Laurent changed the language of fashion indelibly, emboldening women around the globe with his powerful, yet sensual designs. As his close friend, the actress once noted, “Saint Laurent designs for women with a double life. His clothes for daywear help women to enter a world full of strangers. They enable her to go wherever she wants without arousing unwelcome attention, thanks to their somehow masculine quality. However, for the evening, when she may choose her company, he makes her seductive” said Catherine Deneuve on Yves Saint Laurent’s stunning vision of fashion.

A master of language himself YSL used to play with words like garments of elegance. “Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation,” he once declared. “If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it” he once said. To celebrate what would have been his 81st birthday Another Magazine revisited some of his most witty one-liners, and poetic pronouncements.
1. “The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.”
2.Fashions fade, style is eternal.”
3. “Chanel freed women, and I empowered them.”
4. “We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.”
5.  “Good clothing is a passport for happiness.”
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Yves Saint Laurent, 1972 Polaroid by Andy Warhol

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