Yves Saint Laurent
Forget his Mondrian dress, tuxedo for women, or influential black models, I like looking at pictures of designer Yves Saint Laurent himself. Hopefully the above gallery of some of his looks explains why. For the man quoted as asking, “Isn’t elegance forgetting what one is wearing?” he transmits an elegance in his personal style greater than the sum of iconic eyewear and beautiful suits and ties. Though the sixties, seventies, or eighties fashion on display may become more or less relevant to the day, the fluid relationship between St. Laurent and his clothes is obvious, and is what makes him a style icon to me.