Celebrated French designer Yves Saint Laurent (also known as YSL) started his brand in 1962 after working at the house of Dior, where he was famously appointed head designer at age 21. Many of fashion's most iconic creations can be attributed to YSL, including the women's tuxedo jacket, the high-fashion peacoat, and the shirt dress. In addition to iconic clothing, he was also among the first designers to feature non-white models. Yves stayed at the brand until his retirement in 2002; he died in June 2008. Included among his successors are Tom Ford, Stefano Pilati, and Hedi Slimane.
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