Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses. It was the first Couture house to launch, in 1966, the modern concept of luxury women's prêt-à-porter, in a collection called « Rive Gauche ». Throughout the years, its groundbreaking styles have become iconic cultural and artistic references and its founder, the couturier Yves Saint Laurent, secured a reputation as one of the twentieth century’s foremost designers.
Yves Saint Laurent is a global brand at the vanguard of fashion, designing and marketing a broad range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes and jewellery. Through a licence agreement with L’Oréal, it is also a major force in fragrances and cosmetics.