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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yves Saint Laurent

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“La mode passe, le style reste” – Yves Saint Laurent

On August 1st, Yves Saint Laurent would have turned 80.  It is thus the perfect time to get to know the late designer a little more.

Here are 10 facts you (maybe) didn’t know about Yves Saint Laurent!

1. Yves Saint Laurent was born on August 1st, 1936 in Oran, Algeria.  He passed away at his Paris home on June 1st 2008, after a long period of ill health.  He was 71.  As a mark of respect, all YSL stores in the world closed their doors for the duration of his funeral [1,2,3].

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Yves Saint Laurent (Photo Credit: Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent)

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About… Oscar de la Renta

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Oscar de la Renta makes the news today.  Three days ago, he would have turned 84 years old.  Five days ago, Peter Copping announced that he would leave the brand immediately.  So I thought it would be nice to get to know the late designer a little better!

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Oscar de la Renta (Photo Credit: CFDA)
  1.  Oscar de la Renta was born July 22, 1932 in the Dominican Republic and died in Connecticut at the age of 82, after a long battle with cancer.  When he was 18, he travelled to Madrid to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando.  How did he get into fashion?  When he was in Madrid, he was enlisted by Cristobal Balenciaga to sketch for him.  Afterwards, he went to Paris and worked at Lanvin; and then he moved to New York in the early 60’s and set up his own label [1,2].

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About… Kenzo

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I think you all heard that, after Balmain, H&M announced a new collaboration with Kenzo.  It is thus the perfect occasion to know more about this brand.

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(Photo Credit: Kenzo)

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