A Tribute to the Iconic Style of Loulou de la Falaise, Muse to Yves Saint Laurent
Loulou de la Falaise, the iconic muse and collaboratrice of Yves Saint Laurentdied yesterday. She was 63.
In a 2002 article in the New Yorker about Yves Saint Lauren, writer Judith Thurman called “the quintessential Rive Gauche haute bohémienne” by the New Yorker, de la Falaise’s style served as the inspiration for YSL’s Le Smoking suit and YSL’s classic sheer blouse, a style de la Falaise often wore herself.
In addition to serving as muse and constant companion to Yves Saint Laurent, de la Falaise also designed accessories for the iconic French house. As Cathy Horyn writes in her On the Runway post remembering de la Falaise, her “chunky bracelets and necklaces…helped establish the YSL look.” After Saint Laurent retired in 2002, de la Falaise launched her own ready-to-wear line, sold in a namesake boutique she opened on Rue Cambon.