Yves Saint Laurent, the Man You Didn't Know
While Yves Saint Laurent is credited for reviving French couture during the 1960s, and revolutionizing fashions for the entire second half of the twentieth century. Yves rose to the top of the fashion world, and stayed there during that time, while receiving numerous awards and fame. Yves was a tortured soul. The psychological scars from the taunting and ridicule he received as a child growing up in Algeria, followed by torment directed at his obvious homosexuality during his forced induction in the military; which resulted in a physical and mental collapse, pained him throughout the rest of his life. He never truly reconciled himself to his sexuality and developed drug and alcohol dependencies that would plague him throughout life as well.