Reg Lancaster/Hulton Archive, Art by Tanya Leigh Washington
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There is no doubt that Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most influentual designers of our time. This icon originally created what he called "Le Smoking" suit in his Fall 1996 line. With its androgynous appeal, this tailored suit allowed women to not only dress with style, but with power. 

The biopic Yves Saint Laurent hits theaters today, allowing you to witness the controversial yet inspiring life of a man dedicated to his passion. In honor of its release, we compiled some of our favorite variations of his signature look over the past two decades, both on and off of the catwalk.