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Yves Saint Laurent was best known as an influential European fashion designer who impacted fashion in the 1960s to the present day. Yves Saint Laurent was a European fashion designer born on August 1, 1936 in Oran, Algeria. At the age of 17, a whole new world opened up to Saint Laurent when his mother took him to Paris for a meeting she'd arranged with Michael de Brunhoff, the editor of French Vogue. As a teen, he left for Paris to work for designer Christian Dior. In 1966, he launched his own fashion labels, where his adaptations of tuxedos for women garnered him fame. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. Over the next two decades, Saint Laurent's designs sat atop the fashion world. Models and actresses gushed over his creations. He outfitted women in blazers and smoking jackets, and introduced attire like the pea coat to the runway. His signature pieces also included the sheer blouse and the jumpsuit. It’s important to remember that Saint Laurent made his mark as a rebellious, avant-garde designer. That year, he was also the first couturier to launch a ready-to-wear line. His democratic outlook was informed by his sympathy for the May 1968 anti-Establishment protests in Paris. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He became the first designer to have a retrospective on his work at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City. Saint Laurent has showed that luxury brands can successfully gain inspiration from the streets without losing their identity and perceived exclusivity. Saint Laurent’s inspiration from street culture is best exemplified by the recruitment of models with the right look from off the street to create shows that are edgy, while remaining elegant.