The unique identity of the House of Saint Laurent.
Yves Saint Laurent founded his house of haute couture in 1961. In 1966, he invented the concept of luxury ready-to-wear and in doing so overturned the prevailing fashion codes of the time. From clothing to footwear and leather goods, the Saint Laurent brand met with success in every category of item it developed. In 2012, the House came to a turning point. At the impetus of its new creative director Hedi Slimane, Yves Saint Laurent became Saint Laurent Paris.
Saint Laurent shoes, a marriage of avant-garde and audacity.
The designer Yves Saint Laurent positively worshipped women and their wardrobes. Ready-to-wear was not his only obsession - he was also a great admirer of women’s accessories in all their forms, including shoes. He enlisted the help of the finest shoemakers to create his collections, and that included Roger Vivier who designed the famous buckled pump with square toes in 1965. The greatest trends launched by Yves Saint Laurent also include now ubiquitous platform shoes and wedges.
Sandals for every occasion.
For Yves Saint Laurent, women’s shoes had to be direct and to the point, and add the discreet finishing touch to an outfit. His designs did not hold with the superfluous - he loved understatement, enhanced with prestigious materials and refined details, but nothing overly ostentatious.
Saint Laurent sandals, the high-heeled versions, will complete an evening look beautifully. They can also be worn quite simply with a pair of jeans or a dress in the daytime - flat velvet mules and platform sandals with cross-straps are absolutely perfect for daywear. The following designs can be classed under must-haves: