Yves St Laurent at his Rive Gauche boutique in Paris, with a model wearing  his ready-to-wear collection. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images Yves St Laurent at his Rive Gauche boutique in Paris, with a model wearing  his ready-to-wear collection. Photograph: Reg Lancaster/Getty Images
All about Yves

In the early 1950s, a young Algerian man arrived in Paris, armed with an array of fashion sketches. Within a year, the 18-year-old student of haute(...)