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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is Yves Saint Laurent truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
Each model I have represents a type of ideal women to me.
Anyone who reaches for great expression has to be careful of the ridiculous.
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves, but for those who haven't had the fortune of finding happiness, I am there.
A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
Finding your own style is not easy, but once found it brings complete happiness.
I want to thank all the women who have worn my clothes, the famous and the unknown, who have been so faithful to me and given me so much joy.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
No more rules, the freedom of dressing.
The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love.
For me, perfume, must be adapted to fashion, not the other way around.
I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman wearing it.
Fashions pass quickly, and nothing is more pathetic than those puppets of fashion outrageously made up one day, pale the next, pleated or ironed stiff, libertine or ascetic. Playing with fashion is an art. The first rule is don't burn your wings.
My name will be written in fiery letters on the Champs Elysees.
There are women who have completely transformed my view of fashion.
I always believed that style was more important than fashion.
They are rare, those who imposed their style while fashion makers are so numerous.
I don't at all search for an ideal woman, but several ideal women.
A designer who is not also a couturier, who hasn't 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 a woman, le smoking is an indispensable garment with which she finds herself continually in fashion, because it is about style, not fashion. Fashions come and go, but style is forever.
[Fashion is] a kind of vitamin for style.
Dressing is a way of life. It brings you joy. It can give you freedom and liberation, help you to find yourself and to move without restraint. Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
I find men's clothing fascinating because sometime between, say, 1930 and 1936 a handful of basic shapes were created and still prevail as a sort of scale of expression, with which every man can project his own personality and his own dignity.
The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
I'm so secluded. Very alone.
Fashion is like a party. Getting dressed is preparing to play a role.
Chanel freed women, and I empowered them.
I pass for a hypersensitive, reclusive neurotic, which I may well be, but I hope the year won't come when my anxieties and fatigue will destroy my love of this life, of all the things that inspire me--a line of music, a face in a Vermeer portrait, a character in an opera, or a model born in Harlem.
I like to watch the way a model moves in my clothes, the way she gives them life, or if they are wrong, stillborn, the way her life rejects them.
Fashion is defined by what later becomes out of fashion.
I cannot pretend to do sculpture and make a woman the ridiculous pedestal of my pretensions. To render clothing poetic, yes--but one must preserve its dignity as clothing.
Elegance and beauty have been banished.
To be beautiful, woman enough to have a black sweater, black skirt and walk arm in arm with the man she loves.
I love women. I love all the bright and attractive people and things of this world, the flame and also the moth, the dancer and the dance.
I prefer to shock rather than to bore through repetition.
Moda je prolazna, dok stil traje, on je večan.
What is wonderful about my art is that dream and reality can become one.
There is just one step between the two.
I don't really like knees.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
I love bows, … And I feel some couture pots coming on.
Seeing Cubism paintings at the Beaubourg makes me very happy and also old films.
A woman's wardrobe shouldn't change every six months.
You should be able to use the pieces you already own and add to them. Because they are like timeless classics.
Dressing is a way of life.
I participated in the transformation of my era.
I did it with clothes, which is surely less important than music, architecture, painting but whatever it's worth I did it.
Blue Jeans? They should be worn by farm girls milking cows!
The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven't had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.
When you feel good in a clothing anything can happen. A good clothing is a passport for happiness.
It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic by fashion.
I love black because it affirms, designs and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.
I don't like [to] make a woman ... an abstract concept of the fashion. I don't like [to] say, "You must wear that." ... I am not a dictator.