Founded in 1961,
Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. It was the first Couture house to launch, in 1966, the modern concept of luxury women’s prêt-à-porter, in a collection called « Rive Gauche ». Throughout the years, its groundbreaking styles have become iconic cultural and artistic references and its founder, the couturier Yves Saint Laurent, secured a reputation as one of the twentieth century’s foremost designers. Hedi Slimane is appointed Creative and Image Director of the maison Yves Saint Laurent in March 2012. Yves Saint Laurent is a global brand at the vanguard of fashion, designing and marketing a broad range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes and jewellery. Through a licence agreement with L’Oréal, it is also a major force in fragrances and cosmetics. Yves Saint Laurent, under the creative direction of Hedi Slimane since March 2012, continues to position itself at the summit of the luxury universe. Today, SAINT LAURENT collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewelry, scarves, ties and eyewear. Yves Saint Laurent is part of KERING ( ex PPR )- one of the world’s leading apparel and accessories groups that operates four branches: Luxury, Sport & Lifestyle, Fnac and Redcats. The group’s brand portfolio includes: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Stella McCartney, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric, Tretorn, Fnac and Redcats.