Yves Saint Laurent is a French fashion house, founded in Paris in 1962. The house, as well as the designer, are often abbreviated as YSL. Laurent became known for his exquisitely-tailored women's suits, and is credited with creating the first women's tuxedo. The first designer to announce his expansion from couture into ready-to-wear, he is credited with making high fashion available to the mass market. The house's first fragrance, Y for women, was launched in 1964. Since then, the house has introduced several modern classics including Opium (1977), Paris (1983), and Libre (2019).