Based on an idea from 1967, Yves Saint Laurent creates a one-off design for a photoshoot of Vogue Paris with Veruschka - the iconic Safari dress is born. A ready-to-wear version will be sold at the Rive Gauche boutique in 1969 and becomes an instant success. Yves Saint Laurent also continues to experiment with sheerness and presents two of his most iconic designs - a version of "Le Smoking" with Bermuda shorts and a transparent blouse, sans bra, and a completely transparent chiffon dress with a belt made of ostrich feathers. Valentino presents his all-white breakthrough collection "Bianca" (famously photographed by Henry Clarke in Cy Twombly's Roman apartment, modeled by Benedetta Barzini and Marisa Berenson), which also introduces the iconic "V" logo, and designs Jackie Kennedy's dress for her wedding to Aristotle Onassis. Hubert de Givenchy launches his ready-to-wear line "Nouvelle Boutique". Textile designer Zandra Rhodes starts her fashion business. Calvin Klein opens his company. Ralph Lauren launches "Polo", his first full line of menswear. Cristóbal Balenciaga closes his couture house. Fashion photographer George Hoyningen-Huene passes away.