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A collection of Yves Saint Laurent quotes and sayings on fashion, women, lifestyle, style, dress, confidence, elegance, beauty, art, love, design etc.

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Quick Facts

Famous As: Fashion Designer

Born On: August 1, 1936

Died On: June 1, 2008

Born In: Oran, French Algeria

Founder / Co Founder: Yves Saint Laurent Couture House, House of Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent perfumes and colognes, Vouguepedia

Died At Age: 71

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, commonly known as Yves Saint Laurent, was a celebrated fashion designer. He is remembered as a pioneer in the fashion industry. Laurent is credited with bringing about a drastic change in the dying couture line of clothing which resurrected into reputed ready-to-wear attires. During the ever-growing metamorphosis of fashion in the era he lived in, Laurent was able to develop his style to accommodate transformations in fashion. Laurent was able to implement comfort with elegance in women’s line of clothing. He is recognized for introducing tuxedo suits for women and adopting non-white and non European culture in his work. According to many fashion experts, he was definitely one of the most influential and celebrated designers during the latter half of the 20th century. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from this iconic figure in fashion industry, illustrating his thoughts and sayings.

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The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.

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We must never confuse elegance with snobbery

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We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.

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Dressing is a way of life.

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I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.

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I'd really like to be in closer contact with life. I'm a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside.

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I'm so secluded. Very alone.

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I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.

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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.

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Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.

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It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.

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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.

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Fashions fade, style is eternal.

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A good model can advance fashion by ten years.

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The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.

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I couldn't love a woman who inspired me to be totally disinterested. If I fell in love with a woman for an artistic reason, or from the point of view of my work, I think it would rob her of something.

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I adore America. It's an extraordinary country. A new country.

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Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?

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The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves.

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Fashion fades, style is eternal.

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I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.

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Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.

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