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  • I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • A designer who is not also a couturier, who hasn't learned the most refined mysteries of physically creating his models, is like a sculptor who gives his drawings to another man, an artisan, to accomplish.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • Fashions fade, style is eternal.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • Dressing is a way of life.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)


  • It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • I knew the youthfulness of the sixties Talitha and Paul Getty lying on a starlit terrace in Marrakesh, beautiful and damned, and a whole generation assembled as if for eternity where the curtain of the past seemed to lift before an extraordinary future.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)

  • Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.
    (Yves Saint Laurent)


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