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This Happened—January 29: Yves Saint-Laurent Becomes A Star

On this day in 1962, the famous fashion designer presented his first personal couture collection in Paris at just 26 years old.

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What was special about Yves Saint-Laurent’s first show?

The show attracted the rich and famous, including the Countess of Paris, Princess Anne, the Baroness de Rothschild, Roland Petit and Zizi Jeanmaire, Geneviève Fath, Françoise Sagan, and various high-profile members of the fashion industry. Historically constrained by a severe silhouette, the female form disappeared under layers of clothing throughout his designs. The first piece that was presented, a pea coat worn with white pants, was called “the most beautiful collection since Chanel” by Life Magazine that season.

How did Yves Saint-Laurent get his start?

After working for Dior in his early adult life, he enlisted in the army. Upon his return, and after a lawsuit with Dior, he went his separate way along with his then partner, Pierre Bergé. Together, they started the Yves Saint Laurent YSL fashion house with funds from American millionaire J. Mack Robinson.

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Is Disney's "Wish" Spreading A Subtle Anti-Christian Message To Kids?

Disney's new movie "Wish" is being touted as a new children's blockbuster to celebrate the company's 100th anniversary. But some Christians may see the portrayal of the villain as God-like and turning wishes into prayers as the ultimate denial of the true message of Christmas.

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For the Christmas holiday season?

Joseph Holmes

Christians have always had a love-hate relationship with Disney since I can remember. Growing up in the Christian culture of the 1990s and early 2000s, all the Christian parents I knew loved watching Disney movies with their kids – but have always had an uncomfortable relationship with some of its messages. It was due to the constant Disney tropes of “follow your heart philosophy” and “junior knows best” disdain for authority figures like parents that angered so many. Even so, most Christians felt the benefits had outweighed the costs.

That all seems to have changed as of late, with Disney being hit more and more by claims from conservatives (including Christian conservatives) that Disney is pushing more and more radical progressive social agendas, This has coincided with a steep drop at the box office for Disney.

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