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Eye On Design: Trapeze Summer Dress By YSL for House of Dior

trapeze dress ysl dior photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

Yves Saint Laurent  was hired was hired as Christian Dior’s assistant designer in June 1955. When Dior suddenly died in 1957 — even though he had expressed a desire for Saint Laurent to succeed him — the fashion house’s management was initially hesitant about putting its empire, which by then accounted for more than half of all French haute couture exports, in the hands of a 21-year-old.

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