June 5, 2008

Goodbye Yves

Most of you have heard that Iconic Fashion Designer Yves Saint Laurent passed away on Sunday June 1st at the age of 71.  He was laid to rest today near the Louvre in Paris at St. Roch Church.  He had been fighting brain cancer for a year and passed in his Paris home.  Everyone in the fashion world, and admirers of it are feeling the loss of this beautiful mind.  

He won his first fashion design award at 17 and soon worked for Christian Dior when Yves was 21 Christian died leaving Yves as the head of the Dior house.  Five years later he opened his own fashion house with his business partner Pierre Berge.  "Chanel gave women freedom," and Saint Laurent "gave them power", Berge said earlier this week.

Over 1000 friends and admirers showed up for Yves’ furneral.  There were designers and celebrities coming from everywhere to say goodbye to an era, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Kenzo, Claudia Schiffer, Christian Lacroix, and many more.

Yves Saint Laurent is responsible for many iconic looks that we adopt today.  Menswear for women, the women's tuxedo, the all-in-black beatnik look, the fashionable tall flat boot and many more.  He focused on equalization of the sexes.  I love a sweet little dress now and then, along with a power suit.

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