Yves Saint Laurent (brand)

Yves Saint Laurent SAS[2] (/ˌv ˌsæ̃ lɔːˈrɒ̃/, also UK: /- lɒˈ-/, US: /- lˈ-/; French: [iv sɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃] (listen); YSL), also known as Saint Laurent,[3] is a French luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The company revived its haute couture collection in 2015 under former Creative Director Hedi Slimane. In April 2016, Anthony Vaccarello was appointed as Creative Director.[4][5][6]

Yves Saint Laurent SAS
Saint Laurent
TypeSubsidiary (SAS)
Founded1961; 60 years ago (1961)
FounderYves Saint Laurent
Pierre Bergé
Key people
Francesca Bellettini (CEO)
Anthony Vaccarello (Creative Director)
Productsready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes and jewellery
Revenue$1.21 billion (1996) [1]

Founded in 1961, today Saint Laurent markets a range of women's and men's ready-to-wear products, leather goods, shoes and jewellery. Yves Saint Laurent Beauté also has a presence in the beauty and fragrance market,[7] although this is owned by L'Oréal, which holds exclusive licenses for the name.