Finding your own style is not easy, but once found it brings complete happiness. It gives you self-confidence, always.— Yves Saint Laurent
The most practical Yves Saint Laurent quotes to get the best of your day
Without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance.
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.
The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
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.
I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes.
When you feel good in a clothing anything can happen. A good clothing is a passport for happiness.
To be beautiful, woman enough to have a black sweater, black skirt and walk arm in arm with the man she loves.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.
Le plus beau vêtement qui puisse habiller une femme, ce sont les bras de l'homme qu'elle aime. Mais, pour celles qui n'ont pas eu la chance de trouver ce bonheur, je suis là.
Fashion is like a party. Getting dressed is preparing to play a role.
Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman wearing it.
Dressing is a way of life.
Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation, If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it.
What is wonderful about my art is that dream and reality can become one.
There is just one step between the two.
Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing.
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?
Isn't elegance forgetting what one is wearing?
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.
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.
Decadence attracts me. It suggests a new world, and, for me, society's struggle between life and death is absolutely beautiful.
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.
A good model can advance fashion by ten years.
No more rules, the freedom of dressing.
The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love.
I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
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.
Blue Jeans? They should be worn by farm girls milking cows!
For me, perfume, must be adapted to fashion, not the other way around.
I'm so secluded. Very alone.
Seeing Cubism paintings at the Beaubourg makes me very happy and also old films.
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.
I don't at all search for an ideal woman, but several ideal women.
I was born with a nervous breakdown.
I love bows, … And I feel some couture pots coming on.
Each model I have represents a type of ideal women to me.
There are women who have completely transformed my view of fashion.
I don't really like knees.
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
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.
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.
Elegance is no longer significant; clothes have to be fun.
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.
Fashion comes and goes, but style is eternal.
Anyone who reaches for great expression has to be careful of the ridiculous.
I'd really like to be in closer contact with life.
I'm a little too distant, I guess. I like to place myself outside.
I tried to show that fashion is an art.
For that, I followed the counsel of my master Christian Dior and the imperishable lesson of Mademoiselle Chanel. I created for my era and I tried to foresee what tomorrow would be.
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.
There are women who have completely transformed my view of fashion and if I hadn't shown them I would never have arrived at this point in fashion, you see.
[Fashion is] a kind of vitamin for style.
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.