Yves Saint Laurent proved an exceptional talent for fashion at a young age, launching his eponymous couture label in 1961 at just 25 years old. Opening his iconic Rive Gauche boutique in 1966 with partner Pierre Bergé, he is credited with the creation and popularization of ready-to-wear collections, making fashion more readily available on a larger scale.

Saint Laurent has been a powerful force in fashion for decades, sustaining a legacy of decadence and worldliness through the years and changes in leadership. With Belgian designer Anthony Vaccarello at the helm since 2016, the global fashion house continues to prove itself as a provocative menswear brand instilling undeniable confidence in its wearer. Offering slim tailored suits, leopard print styles, lightweight shirts and sophisticated footwear, the label’s DNA of refined European luxury is now finding a slower rhythm.