Some of 600 opponents of same-sex marriages protest on April 23, 2013 in the western French city of Nantes. The French parliament on April 23 defied months of angry protests by approving a bill that is to make France the 14th country worldwide to legalize same-sex marriages. But opponents to the law vowed to fight on, quickly filing a constitutional challenge and promising more demonstrations to pressure President Francois Hollande into backing down from signing the bill. Placard at right reads: 'P. Berge (co-founder of Yves Saint Laurent Couture House and former partner of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent) luxury slaves at factory prices.'
I think there was always pressure as a young designer to be cool and downtown ... I never had it in me to be cool and downtown, nor did I ever want to be. Think back to Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, and Christian Lacroix. Those designers are part of the reason why I became infatuated with fashion. They made pretty clothes.
Yves Saint Laurent’s unmatched vision, ambition and business savvy continue to spark intrigue in the eyes of the world ... The personal and business relationship shared between him and Pierre Berge only added further depth to his story; we feel that Jalil Lespert’s film will perfectly capture these combined elements.
Just as Yves Saint Laurent tapped into the mood of the moment, reflected the shifts in women's independence and liberation – with the trouser suit, leather jacket and many more, all of which were shockingly new at the time – was Slimane not reflecting the current status quo?More quotes »
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Dueling Dresses: Miley Cyrus vs. Lena Dunham!
jumpsuit. Miley wore the sexy suit at last week's Maxim Hot 100 party at Vanguard in Hollywood. Her black and white banded Yves Saint Laurent "Paloma" sandals were the perfect complement. A bright red lip added a much needed pop of color, but the pop star from tooFab! Read more »
Levi’s celebrate 140 years of the 501 Jean!
“I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.” – Yves Saint Laurent. 1873 The birthday of the blue jean. Levi Strauss and Nevada tailor Jacob Davis get together to reinforce a garment from Denim Blog Read more »