Yves Saint Laurent's Knit Bridal Gown: A Famously Bizarre Fuzzy Cocoon

By Karen Harris
Model Audrey Marnay wears the wedding dress Cocoon. (Photo by Pool SIMON/STEVENS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was known for pushing the envelope with the styles he created under his brand beginning in the 1960s. One thing he enjoyed doing was looking for fashion inspiration outside of Paris, even outside of Europe. In 1965, he took inspiration from the iconic Russian nesting dolls to design a wedding gown that still has people talking today. Unfortunately, it's for all the wrong reasons. For such a well-respected and influential fashion designer, most of the world believes that Yves Saint Laurent missed the mark with his knit bridal gown of 1965. Let's take a closer look at this crime of fashion.