Monday, June 2, 2008

Farewell to a Fashion Innovator


Image courtesy of Getty Images.

After retiring as a designer in 2002, Yves Saint Laurent has died, aged 71, at his home in Paris. Born 1st August 1936, he began his illustrious career at the House of Dior. As Mde. Chanel and Christian Dior are also remembered, Mr Laurent will forever be hailed as an innovator, and symbol if you will, of 20th century fashion. But I don't need to tell you all this, I am quite sure that both his name and famous 'Le Smoking' suits, are etched permanently in your minds.

Farewell to a Master.

7 comments:

annabananna said...

truly sad news...

enc said...

A major loss.

Imelda Matt said...

I'm placing Imelda in mourning for the next week... tre tragic!

Amy G said...

Oh, I am sorry to see him go. Hopefully his house has cultivated enough talent so that his look will go on forever. Rest in peace, YSL.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Indeed it is a great loss. Imelda, I think you are correct. Some very chic widows weeds will be in order this week.

WendyB said...

Look at those fabulous red lips in back of him.

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Wendy: That's exactly why I chose this pic. :)