French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died

* The designer that managed to turn the history of apparel in history of the art left this world

Yves Saint LaurentThe greatest contemporary fashion dictator Yves Saint Laurent died in Paris on 1 June 2008 in Paris at the age of 71. After his death the high fashion will not be the same ... For many years he designed clothes that reflected women`s changing role in society, he dressed women in trousers and smokings. He managed to create an epoch of high style - a noble continuation of Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Cristobal Balenciaga. He really managed to turn the history of apparel in history of the art! The Little Prince of French fashion is not among the living any more, but his million admirers will be with Yves Saint Laurent forever.

Several years ago Yves Saint Laurent suddenly announced that he retires from fashion, at that time the experts all over the world reminded all of his merits for unique fashion. They were sure that with his retirement the couture fashion will die.

The first dress of Yves Saint Laurent made for Model of Yves Saint Laurent, collection autumn-winter 2001-2002

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1. Yves Saint Laurent
Photo © Roiters
2. The first dress of Yves Saint Laurent made for "Christian Dior", 1955
Photo © Richard Avedon for “Harper`s Bazaar”
3. Model of Yves Saint Laurent, collection autumn-winter 2001-2002
Photo © Yves Saint Laurent
4. Sketches of Yves Saint Laurent
Photo © Yves Saint Laurent

Sketches of Yves Saint Laurent

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The last fashion show of Yves Saint Laurent


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About the Author

Lubomir Stoykov is a full-time professor at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE), Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and at the National Academy of Arts (NAA). MSc in Journalism, PhD in Philology and Doctor of Science. At the University of National and World Economy he teaches "Public Relations", "Culture and Mass Media", "Image-Making", "Public Relations Management", "Lifestyle Journalism", "Corporate Culture and Communication" ; at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski he teaches “Culture and Media”, “Business Communication”, “Fashion Journalism", etc .; at the National Academy of Arts he teaches "Fashion Theory", "Fashion as Art and Creativity", "Fashion - Media, Marketing and Advertising" and more. Field of his scientific interests: mass media and culture, lifestyle journalism, business communication, public relations, company culture, culture and fashion, etc. Founder and Research Coordinator of the MSc Program in Public Relations at the University of National and World Economy and the MSc Program in Lifestyle Journalism at the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Member of the Habilitation Council at the University of National and World Economy.
Born May 11, 1954 in Stara Zagora. Graduate in Journalism at the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" (1979). Expert on Corporate Culture and Business Communication, famous Bulgarian Fashion Journalist and Fashion Critic, Culturalologist, Aesthetician and PR Consultant. Author and host of the first Bulgarian specialized weekly fashion show "Brilliance" on BNT (1994). Author and host of the weekly fashion show on Nova TV "From needle to thread" (1995 - 2003). Author and host of the weekly Fashion Show "The Charming Dictator" on TV "7 Days" (2004 - 2008). Editor-in-Chief of “Moda” magazine (1997). Editor-in-chief of the e-magazine "Fashion Lifestyle Magazine" (2007 - 2010). Editor-in-chief of the online journal "Media and Public Communications". Member of the American Public Relations Society (PRSA). President of the Academy of Fashion. Member of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Adviser to the Parliamentary Committee on Civil Society and Media. Co-founder of the Association of Image-makers and PR Specialists "Imagines" and a member of its management board. Chairman of the Bulgarian Academic Communications Association. Manager of consulting house "From Needle to Thread". Member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists. Author of 50 documentaries of world-famous designers. He has interviewed over 100 celebrities from all over the world - in the field of fashion, cinema and pop music, most of them for the first time for the Bulgarian media such as Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Lloyd Klein, Alexander McQueen, Emmanuel Ungaro, Oscar de la Renta, Hubert de Givenchy, Nino Cerruti, Sonia Rykiel, Ivana Trump, Esther Cañadas, Betsey Johnson, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Bill Blass, Stephen Baldwin, Michael Madsen, Elizabeth Hurley, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Kenzo, Versace, Giovanna Ferragamo, Luciano Benetton, Boy George, Bryan Ferry, Isabella Scorupco, Cyrielle Clair, Alek Wek, Nicky and Paris Hilton and others. Winner of the highest award of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists - "Golden Feather".

Author of books:
"World Fashion Icons" (2014), "Facebook Communication" (2012), "Fashion Smiles" (2012), "Effective Business Communication" (2010), "Public Relations Management" (2006), "Culture and Media" (2006), "Public Relations and Business Communication", co-authored by V. Pacheva (2005), "World Fashion - Part III - Italy" (1998), "Corporate Culture and Communication" (1995), "Bulgarian Advertising", " World Fashion - Part I - co-authored by G. Grozdev (1995), "The Fashion: From Nefertiti to the Top Models" (1994), "The Man Outside and Inside" (1990), The Beauty of Communication (1984), The Charming Dictator, Kaleidoscope of Fashion (1982) and others.





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