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Yves Saint Laurent,

premier French fashion designer, announced his retirement in January, ending a 40-plus-year career as a trendsetting couturier. Saint Laurent introduced the chic beatnik look of the 1960s and popularized thigh-high boots, skin-tight trousers, and the sophisticated tweed suit.

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