Compare prices and shop SAINT LAURENT women's shoes across 500+ stores in one place. Saint Laurent (sahn loh-rahn) (previously known as Yves Saint Laurent or YSL) is a luxury fashion house founded by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The founder of the brand died in 2008. In 2012, PPR announced that Hedi Slimane replaced Stefano Pilati at the helm of the brand. On June 21, 2012, the line was rebranded as Saint Laurent.