Yves Saint Laurent would have turned 76 years old today, so to honor the womenswear giant's legacy, we've made him some birthday cards in the style of his maison's logo through the years. First up: Our take on the original Saint Laurent Rive Gauche logo, complete with raspberry and blood orange colored highlights. We've thrown a Le Smoking in for good measure, of course.
Now for the logo that most of us are familiar with. Designed by A.M. Cassandre in 1963, we've played up the classic, high-drama glamour with some dreamy birthday dinner ensembles from YSL's Fall 2010 ad campaign.
And finally, a toast to the future. The current logo is nearly identical to that of when the brand first launched, so we've done a bit of a timewarp and added some YSL watercolors from the early '80s.
Bon anniversaire, M. Saint-Laurent! Here's to many, many more lust-inducing collections in your name.