|Congratulations to Jan 12 star reviewers, SamBrez & chantelleSs
They are the co-winners of our January 2012 prize: The Vera Wang Lovestruck EDP Gift Set .
Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008), one of the greatest names in fashion history
- In 1953, at 17, Yves Saint Laurent was hired as a couturier by Christian Dior.
- In 1957, he found himself at the age of 21 the head designer of the House of Dior.
- In spring 1958, his first collection catapulted him to international stardom but his later collections featuring hobble skirts and fashions were savaged by the press and in 1960 he had been fired by Dior.
- Founded in 1961, Yves Saint Laurent is one of the great fashion names of the 20th century.
- During the 1960s and 1970s, his firm popularized fashion trends such as the beatnik look; safari jackets for men and women; tight pants; tall, thigh-high boots; and arguably the most famous classic tuxedo suit for women in 1966, the Le Smoking. He also started mainstreaming the idea of wearing silhouettes from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He was the first French couturier to come out with a full prêt-à-porter (ready-to-wear) line.
- The exceptional legacy of YSL has thus been renewed and a contemporary identity at once forged through innovative collections that marry elegance, refinement, French chic and timeless style.
- Today YSL’s collections include women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, small leather goods, jewellery, scarves, beauty, ties and eyewear.
Yves Saint Laurent Opium Gift Set
This month, we are giving away two enchanting YLS Opium Gift Set 30 ml to our 2 most active members.
Enter into a bygone era of decadence and enchantment with this set, an ideal way to experience the timeless essence of the Orient.
Opium symbolises YSL's fascination with the Orient and his unique understanding of a woman's hidden emotions and inexplicable passions.
Opium arouses the senses with an exotic blend of lush floral, rich spices, and deep wood notes. A one-way ticket to a symbolic and enigmatic faraway place.
Create a pampering ritual everyday by cleansing with the skin softening Shower Gel and hydrating the body with the scented Body Lotion. Ensure the aroma lasts even longer by spritzing the EDP over this fragrant base.
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