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Saint Laurent Paris

Tribute (2004), Francesco Russo

Born on 1 August 1936 in Oran, French Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent was one of the greatest names in fashion history. Together with his partner, Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent founded his famous fashion house in 1961. The history of YSL is tied together with a string of fashion firsts: he was the first to introduce the beatnik look, the safari jacket, tight pants and thigh-high boots, and a classic tuxedo suit for women, Le Smoking (1966).

Designed in 2004 by shoe designer Francesco Russo, who also designed the Tibtoo and the Cage boots, the Tribute sandals are Yves Saint Laurent’s most iconic shoes. Having been worn by every stylish star, celebrity and fashion connoisseur, the Tribute has reached cult status. Showing the influence of fetish footwear, the Tribute took the trend for high heels to an extreme.

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