“Nothing is more beautiful than the naked body. The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves. But for those who haven’t had the fortune of finding this happiness, I am there.”
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And he really is. Yves Saint Laurent has made a name for itself in the fashion world because it gives people what they need and helps them become what they want to be. The actress Cathérine Deneuve agrees, raving about the designer with the following words: “During the day, they help us to survive in a world full of unknown people. And in the evening, they give us seductive charm.”
Yves Saint Laurent’s perspective, which focused on the beauty of the female body, made him a visionary and revolutionary in the fashion world. Partly scorned as scandalous, he changed the understanding of a world that he shaped over decades with his fashion. The media often discussed his transparent, black chiffon blouses with which YSL created the Nude Look. The pant suit for women (“Le Smoking”) is another one of the fashion designer’s creations, which even the New York Times reported with a mixture of admiration and astonishment on the front page.
The sunglasses and eyeglasses created by Saint Laurent (as the brand is called today) are all too happy to push boundaries and break with established conventions. The designs range from classic to cool and from unusual to rebellious or defiant. The globally known YSL monogram proudly presented on the glasses, such as the Saint Laurent glasses SL M5, means they simply can’t be overlooked.
The colour choice is also striking and very typical of Saint Laurent. Regarding colours, the French rebel once remarked: “Colours? Black is my refuge.” So it is not surprising that tones from this spectrum often appear in the products. If you use our filters on the left side of the screen, when you select the frame colour “black” you will quickly notice how many of these are by Saint Laurent. Out of over 500 Saint Laurent sunglasses on offer, around 400 fall into the “black” category. The ratio is also similar with the Saint Laurent prescription glasses.
The fact that Yves’ favourite colours were black and the natural colour of skin was part of his personality. But if you are a lively person who likes things a little more colourful, you will also be well served by Saint Laurent Eyewear. Black is the absolute classic for sunglasses and reading glasses, but this is followed by timeless Havana Brown, which of course is a part of the YSL range.
If you want to know what else our Saint Laurent range has to offer, take a look at our Saint Laurent collection. When you browse you will find everything your rebel heart desires from Saint Laurent Cat-Eye glasses for confident women to Saint Laurent aviator glasses for self-assured men.