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From the chic of le smoking to the shock of a sheer blouse, Yves Saint Laurent pushed boundaries in his work.

This story first appeared in the June 3, 2008 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Numerous designers have been influenced by his collections, including house successors Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford and Stefano Pilati. Belle de jour, fur chubbies, bow-front blouses and safari jackets — the list goes on. Here, a sampling of designer takes on YSL.

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