Transforming women Saint Laurents friend and business partner Pierre Berge described Saint Laurent this way: "He was a libertarian, an anarchist and he threw bombs at the legs of society. That's how he transformed society and that's how he transformed women." Berges assertion that Saint Laurent transformed women is hardly an overstatement. Saint Laurent popularized the womens pantsuit at a time when many restaurants and workplaces still prohibited women from wearing pants.
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