7 Amazing Facts about Yves Saint Laurent You Didn't Know ...

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Because Yves Saint Laurent was such a true fashion guru and because he had such an extraordinary influence on the entire fashion world, I believe that every true fashionista must know at least a few facts about Yves Saint Laurent.

He is well known for saying "Fashions fade, style is eternal" and that "We must never confuse elegance with snobbery" but I love him for believing that "The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion.

But cosmetics are easier to buy" and that "Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it." He used to say that, because Chanel freed women, he was the one who empowered them.

I’ll hope you’ll enjoy these few amazing facts about Yves Saint Laurent I will tell you about in the next lines, and that it will make you love him and his creations even more.

1. He First Designed Dresses for His Sisters

Among the interesting facts about Yves Saint Laurent you might not know is the fact the he stepped into the fashion world at a very young age, in his early teens, by designing dresses for his mother and for his two sisters Michelle and Brigitte.

Before that, he used to create intricate paper dolls and that’s how he discovered his amazing taste for fashion.

At the age of 17, a whole new world opened up for him when his mother took him to Paris to meet Michael de Brunhoff, the editor of French Vogue.

2. He Was Bullied in School

I’m not sure if you already knew this, but for me, this was totally kind of a sad surprise.

From what I’ve read, I realized that this great man (although he came from a pretty wealthy family) had still a pretty rough childhood because apparently, he was not that popular in school and he was often bullied by his schoolmates for appearing to be homosexual.

As a consequence of that, he was known to be a nervous child and he was sick nearly every day.

I believe that all these events affected him throughout his entire life and later he even had to fight against addictions to alcohol and cocaine.

He Worked for Christian Dior
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