Happy Birthday Yves Saint Laurent!

We toast the iconic designer who would have been 76 years old today.

Stylist: Giovanna Battaglia

The designer who brought us the safari look naturally had a lynx-covered bed in his Paris apartment—it was there that he enjoyed his breakfast of tea and buttered bread, often followed by a round of gymnastics. (1974)

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Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, Louise de la Falaise, François Catroux, and Betty Catroux seated at a restaurant table. (1971)

Stylist: Edward Enninful

Yves Saint Laurent (center) in Marrakech, Morocco. (1972)


French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent on a rooftop in Marrakesh, Morocco. (1972)

Stylist: Edward Enninful

Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent talking with Nan Kempner wearing YSL and a Fernando Sanchez red chincihilla baseball jacket at a small cocktail party to celebrate his licensee signing with Squibb. (1972)

Stylist: Edward Enninful

Andy Warhol talking with Yves Saint Laurent at his party. (1972)

Stylist: Edward Enninful

Nan Kempner, Yves Saint Laurent and Carrie Donovan at a party. (1972)

Courtesy of Loulou & Yves by Christopher Petkanas

Yves Saint Laurent sitting on couch with muses Loulou de la Falaise and Betty Catroux at party. (1978)

Stylist: Edward Enninful

Vogue editor Diana Vreeland and fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent smiling at the opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition on YSL organized by Vreeland. (1983)