Legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent, who reworked the rules of fashion by putting women into elegant pantsuits that came to define how modern women dressed, died Sunday evening. Pierre Berge said Saint Laurent died at his Paris home following a long illness. A towering figure of 20th century fashion, Saint Laurent was widely considered the last of a generation that included Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and made Paris the fashion capital of the world, with the Rive Gauche, or Left Bank, as its elegant headquarters.
He was also the first fashion designer who posed naked. It inspired later the world's famous and first frontal nudity ad for its fragrance M7.