Yves Saint Laurent
Quotations


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.

We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.

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

A designer who is not also a couturier, who hasnít 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. For him the truncated process of creating will always be an interrupted act of love, and his style will bear the shame of it, the impoverishment.

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

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.



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