YVES SAINT LAURENT

Yves Saint Laurent grew up in Oran, Algeria, the son of wealthy and prominent French parents. A sensitive and artistic schoolboy who loved drawing and the theater, he was mercilessly taunted by the macho sons of the other French colonists. "I didn't have what it took to be a boy," he later reflected. At eighteen, he moved to Paris to study couture, and soon found a job assisting Christian Dior.

1985 : Is made a Chevalier de la L茅gion d'Honneur.

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