Yves Saint Laurent YSL (also known as Saint Laurent Paris) is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. Saint Laurent Paris revived its haute couture collection in 2015 under creative director Hedi Slimane. The new collection, “Yves Saint Laurent Couture” or “Saint Laurent Paris 24, Rue de L’Université” is the French house’s first couture collection ever since the retirement of its legendary founder in 2002.
Founded in 1961 it has been considered one of the world’s most prominent fashion houses and known for its modern and iconic pieces, such as its tuxedo jackets for women. Today Saint Laurent Paris markets a broad range of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes, and jewellery. Yves Saint Laurent Beauté also has a notable presence in the luxury beauty market, although this is run independently through L’Oreal Paris that licenses the name.
Competitors to Yves Saint Laurent include, among many, the fashion houses of Chanel, Burberry, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada.