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"I was born with a nervous breakdown..." the day Yves Saint Laurent gave himself up to Le Figaro

2023-12-07T12:18:06.772Z

Highlights: "I was born with a nervous breakdown..." the day Yves Saint Laurent gave himself up to Le Figaro. The couturier spoke of this façade in a dream and in revenge for the school bullying he suffered. He lost fifteen kilos and regained his youthful look behind his tortoiseshell glasses. With a slightly sunken face, a grey suit and white suede shoes, he has almost rediscovered the figure of a teenager that Paris hailed on Avenue Montaigne when he presented his first collection at Dior.


LE FIGARO ARCHIVES - As Saint Laurent opened the world's largest boutique on the Champs-Élysées, Le Figaro found an interview with the couturier in 1991, who spoke of this façade in a dream and in revenge for the school bullying he suffered.


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An exclusive interview with the great couturier," announced Le Figaro on July 11, 1991. Yves Saint Laurent is about to celebrate its one hundred and twentieth collection and has never been so afraid. For the first time, it says it all. On himself and on haute couture.

Yves Saint Laurent: "I was born with a nervous breakdown..."

He lost fifteen kilos and regained his youthful look behind his tortoiseshell glasses. With a slightly sunken face, a grey suit and white suede shoes, he has almost rediscovered the figure of a teenager that Paris hailed on Avenue Montaigne when he presented his first collection at Dior and which the international press nicknamed him "The Little Prince". Today, with Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent is at the head of a huge business, listed on the stock exchange, and his signature is carried by women, men and children all over the world. For Le Figaro, he recounts. And he tells his story.

LE FIGARO - You were brought up in Oran, Algeria and, apparently, you immediately had a vocation. How did Yves Saint Laurent become Yves Saint...

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