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Yves Saint Laurent Edit Profile

also known as Henri Donat Mathieu

couturier

Yves Saint Laurent, Algerian couturier. Recipient Neiman-Marcus award for fashions, 1958, Oscar from Harper's Bazaar, 1966, International award Council Fashion Designers American, 1982, Lifetime Achievement award, 1999, Best Fashion Designer Oscar, 1985; named Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, 1995, promoted de la Légion d'Honneur.

Background

Laurent, Yves Saint was born on August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria. Son of Charles Mathieu and Lucinne-Andree (Wilbaux) Saint Laurent.

Education

Student, Lycée d'Oran.

Career

Worked with, Christian Dior, 1954-1957;successor, Christian Dior, 1957-1960. Administrator Société Yves Saint Laurent, since 1962.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Costume designer (ballets) Cyrano de Bergerac, 1959, Adage et Variations, Notre-Dame de Paris, 1965, Delicate Balance, 1967, Sheherezade, 1973, (films) The Pink Panther, 1962, Belle de Jour, 1967, La Chamade, 1968, La Sirène du Mississippi, 1969, L'Affaire Stavisky, 1974. Stage sets and costumes Spectacle Zizi Jeanmaire, 1961, 63, 68, Les Chants de Maldoror, 1962. Costume designer for Mariage de Figaro, 1964.

      Illustrated La Vilaine Lulu, 1967. Exhibitions include Metropolitan Museum Art, New York, 1983, Beijing Museum Fine Arts, 1985, Musée des Arts de la Mode, Paris, 1986, House Painters Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1986, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 1987, Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, 1987, Sezon Museum, Tokyo, 1990.

Connections

father:
Charles Mathieu Laurent

mother:
Lucinne-Andree (Wilbaux) Saint Laurent