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Saint Laurent PARIS

In addition to the sublime collection of high-end Saint Laurent ready-to-wear, LA SUITE offers a collection of handbags for women. From the most classic to the most original, from the most iconic to the rarest models, find the Saint Laurent bag that will best accompany your style and your personality. Fall for the elegant and essential Loulou quilted model or the understated and chic Yves Saint Laurent envelope handbag in smooth leather.

THE BIRTH OF THE SAINT LAURENT HOUSE

Born in Oran in 1936, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent quickly developed a passion for the world of sewing. It was at the age of 18 that the young prodigy decided to set out to conquer the capital, to take drawing lessons at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, where he stood out after three months of training, by Christian Dior who quickly appointed him model maker in his house.

In July 1961, Yves Saint Laurent, in collaboration with Pierre Bergé, decided to stand on his own feet and created his own fashion house in Paris, with three former collaborators of Christian Dior. The financial support of the American billionaire J. Mack Robinson, will allow him to present his first collection a few months later at 30 rue Spontini.

This lavish collection will also be his first Dialogue with Art, where he will present a series of tribute dresses to Piet Mondrian, a strict cut and simple colors. This will be the start of the ascent for Yves Saint Laurent.

Yves Saint Laurent will thus shake up all the codes of fashion, distinguishing himself with a very personal identity and asserting himself as a precursor that has remained timeless until then.

From his first collections, he will approach a new style, and very assertive codes: we owe him his famous pea coat, but also the adaptation of the tuxedo and the pantsuit for women.

REINVENTING YOURSELF WITH “RIVE GAUCHE”

While sales are down, realizing that haute couture is not profitable, Yves Saint Laurent launches into the ready-to-wear of couturiers as Pierre Cardin did before him. or the Courrèges house. This line will then be called “Saint Laurent rive gauche”. This luxurious ready-to-wear and the opening of a network of franchised stores across the globe will finally allow the company to become profitable after fifteen years of launch.

LADIES SAINT LAURENT

Yves Saint-Laurent said “" I found my style through women. What makes it vital and strong is that I rely on a woman's body ". The designer was able to liberate women through the creation of the tuxedo, for example, which makes it a notable element in women's liberation, a woman in a suit what aversion to society!

Saint Laurent fashion has been part of the upheavals of an era. It has often been heard that Coco Chanel had liberated women, and yet years later Yves Saint Laurent will give them power, he has known how to infiltrate socially in this society which gave itself to refuse the pants to the women on their place of job. He will then spread his message beyond the very codified circles of Haute Couture two years before May 68, he will raise a rebellious woman, assumed and elegant ... in pants!

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