Yves Saint Laurent, an influential French designer, died last night in Paris at the age of 71.
Reportedly, he fell ill and entered a hospital last week, slipping into a coma Wednesday evening. The reclusive designer has been in a worsening condition for months.
Following Larent's passing, he designer's longtime partner Pierre Berge said, the designer ""knew that he had revolutionized fashion, that he had revolutionized the second half of the 20th century. His designs accompanied the evolution of women."