Yves Saint Laurent, a French fashion designer, along with his partner Pierre Berge, founded the brand Saint Laurent in 1961. It was the first couture house to bring in the concept of luxury ready-to-wear. This was done with the 1966 ‘Rive Gauche’ collection which represented freedom and youth. The brand specializes in precision-cut tuxedo items, luxe leather biker jackets and sharp tailoring. It is also well-known for its exotic prints, feminine silhouettes and streetwear influenced designs. The designer revived dying couture from the sixties and made ready-to-wear reputable. He is also well known for introducing the tuxedo suit for women. The brand Saint Laurent offers a range of men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, leather items, jewelry and shoes. Anthony Vaccarello is the current creative director of the brand.