Design House Yves Saint Laurent French
Designer Yves Saint Laurent French, born Algeria
Secondary Line Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche French

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Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche line for women debuted in 1966. In promoting ready-to-wear clothing, Saint Laurent successfully outfitted a new group of consumers with his designs. One of his successful looks for Rive Gauche was the "safari" jacket, a feminine version of what a big-game hunter might wear while traveling in Africa. In this example, Saint Laurent paired the jacket with trousers to create one of the pantsuits he regularly offered for women's wear. He also used a dyed textile that resembled handmade tie-dyed garments of the 1960s, which illustrates how counter-culture styles influenced mainstream fashion from established design houses during this period, a reversal of previous norms.

Pantsuit, Yves Saint Laurent (French, founded 1961), cotton, French

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