Death of Yves St. Laurent

August 1, 1936 - June 1, 2008
| Age 71

One of most influential designers of 20th century
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Yves Saint Laurent -- one of the most influential and enduring designers of the 20th century, famous for putting ladies in pants to make them freer but no less feminine -- will be remembered for empowering women through his fashion.

Saint Laurent, 71, died Sunday night at his Paris home after a yearlong battle with brain cancer, said Pierre Berge, his close friend and business partner for four decades.

"Chanel gave women freedom," and Saint Laurent "gave them power," Berge...

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