Yves Saint-Laurent Quotes

Who was Yves Saint-Laurent?

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was a French fashion designer.

Born August 1, 1936
Died June 1, 2008
Aged 71 years old

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Best 48 Quotes by Yves Saint-Laurent – Page 1 of 2

“A good model can advance fashion by ten years.”

“A visit to Marrakesh was a great shock to me. This city taught me color.”

“Basic clothes are for all women, to last for decades and decades. They are the future and will never change. I am persuaded of that.”

“Dressing is a way of life.”

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

“Good clothing is a passport to happiness.”

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

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

“I am very happy to design haute couture. It's a love story between couture and me.”

“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.”

“I do not decide that skirts shall be short or long. The shape of the dress itself often dictates the length.”

“I had noticed men were much more confident in their clothes. So I sought through trouser suits, trench coats, tuxedos, and pea coats to give women the same confidence.”

“I hate fashion. I don't have any fun doing it. A show terrifies me.”

“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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“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.”

“I just tried to be an artist in my own metier.”

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“I design things to help people to hopefully express their personality.”

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“I live in solitude. I have need of solitude to do the next day's work. I can't be to parties where the noise tires me. I can't speak on the telephone. I must have complete calm.”

“I prefer to shock rather than to bore through repetition.”

“I tell myself that I created the wardrobe of the contemporary woman, that I participated in the transformation of my times.”

“I told myself repeatedly, 'One day you will be famous.”

“I try to only be in agreeable circumstances.”

“I want to give haute couture a kind of wink, a sense of humour – to introduce the whole sense of freedom one sees in the street into high fashion; to give couture the same provocative and arrogant look as punk – but, of course, with luxury and dignity and style.”

“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.”

“I wanted women to have the same basic wardrobe as a man. Blazer, trousers, and suit. They're so functional. I believed women wanted this and was right.”

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

“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.”

“I'm constantly looking for perfection.”

“I'm not deceived by people, because I don't pay attention to people.”

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“I'm so secluded. Very alone.”

“I'm very sure of myself – what I do and what I like.”

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“I just consider being one of the luckiest people in the sense that creativity came to me and it flowed.”

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