Yves Saint Laurent redefined the concept of modern elegance and changed the way women dressed in the 20th century like few others. In 1966, he launched his groundbreaking Rive Gauche line, taking high fashion from the exclusive realm of couture houses to the more accessible ready-to-wear market. He was one of the first designers to propose pants for women and created Le Smoking, breaking down gender barriers. His safari dress, characterized by its utilitarian approach, and the sumptuous Russian Collection of Fall 1976, which brought opulence and glamour back into fashion, are just a few examples of the incomparably rich legacy of Yves Saint Laurent.