Yves Saint Laurent started his brand in 1962 after working at the house of Dior, where he was famously appointed head designer at young age 21. Many of fashions most iconic creations can be attributed to YSL, including the womens tuxedo jacket, the highfashion peacoat, and the shirt dress. In addition to iconic clothing, he was also among the first designers to feature nonwhite models. Yves stayed at the brand until his retirement in 2002. He died in June 2008.