From the Haute Couture Yves Saint Laurents and the "Le Smoking" jackets up to the explosive moments with Tom Ford. The label Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) can look back on a crazy story in which fashion was significantly influenced. Very clear lines, all around elegant and again and again the color black is the style with which YSL shaped the fashion world. In addition to the elegance, his collections also repeated controversies - he was the first fashion designer who used completely transparent substances for his creations. The scandalous was not only that the substances were transparent, but that the clothes were still wearing without underwear. Yves Saint-Laurent revolutionized the fashion world not only with free movement, but also with the first pantsuit for women ("Le Smoking"). He became a fashionable symbol of the women's movement and the second wave of the emancipation of the 60s. Yves Saint Laurent assessed his create as follows: "Chanel Freed Women, and I Empowered Them" His career started Yves Saint Laurent as a student of Christian Dior. In the summer of 1957, Christian Dior decided that his master student once succeeded in his succession, nothing suspects how soon this would be the case. Because in the same year Christian Dior dies unexpectedly at a heart attack. Overnight, the 21-year-old Saint Laurent became the chief designer of a renowned Parisian fashion house. His first collection in1958 was a superior success that made him the star in the entire fashion world. After his extremely successful start, his collections were no longer included with the same euphoria. With a view that Yves rejuvenated the entire collection of Dior, he fell with the older women and the owners of Dior in Disgrace. Even while he was in the French military during the Algerian Independence War, he received the news of his dismissal at Dior. He then launched his own fashion house in 1960 with his partner Pierre Bergé: Yves Saint Laurent. The first Paris Haute Couture fashion house YSL 1966 started a prêt-à-porter line called Rive Gauche. In the same year, he presented his classic Tuxedo suit for women, "Le Smoking". The 1990s were then shaped by changing and mixed results, until conclusively 1999 Gucci took over the fashion label and called Tom Ford as chief designer. Yves Saint Laurent itself moved back from the fashion business in 2002 and died in a brain tumor in 2008.