Yves Saint Laurent dies at 71Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent Saint Lau·rent or Saint-Lau·rent
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1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. a longtime friend and associate. He was 71.
Pierre Berge did not give details but said the Frenchman had died following a long illness.
A towering figure of 20th century fashion, Saint Laurent was widely considered the last of a generation that included Christian Dior Noun 1. Christian Dior - French couturier whose first collection in 1947 created a style that became known as the New Look (1905-1957)
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In the fast-changing world of haute couture, Saint Laurent was hailed as the most influential and enduring designer of his time. From the first YSL YSL Yves Saint Laurent
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YSL Your Second Life tuxedo and his trim pantsuits to see-through blouses, safari jackets and glamorous gowns, Saint Laurent created instant classics that remain stylish decades later.
When the designer announced his retirement in 2002 at the age of 65, it was mourned in the fashion world as the end of an era. His ready-to-wear label, Rive Gauche, which was sold to Gucci in 1999, still has boutiques around the world.
In October 2006, Saint Laurent slipped and fell outside a Paris restaurant during Fashion Week, suffering slight scratches but reminding fans of the perennially fragile designer's advancing age.