Sunday, June 1, 2008

Requiem For a KING

It's a very sad day for me... Yves Saint Laurent~ International Fashion Luminary died today at his home in Paris. Yves Saint Laurent became synonymous with the glamour of the Paris catwalk and the elegance of haute couture.

He took Paris by storm in the 1960s and 1970s with his masculine, yet elegant, trouser suits for women. His jackets, "le Smoking" , featured for the first time on the catwalk see-through shirts that shocked and delighted the public. He also popularized tight pants, the trapeze dress, smocks, thigh-high boots and tuxedo jackets. Saint Laurent often used ethnic themes in his designs, as well as bright colors contrasted with black. YSL was ground-breaking with his use of Black Models ... all in all he was the Master of it all!

Personally he was "it" for me - he and I share a birthday (August 1st) & his work was so groundbreaking yet no one but his inner circle of people knew the real him - nonetheless he's a legend and will surely be missed ...