June 2, 2008

YSL 1936-2008

PARIS (AFP) — French fashion giant Yves Saint Laurent, one of the great designers of the 20th century who revolutionized women's dress, has died at the age of 71 after a lengthy illness.

Saint Laurent, whose black trouser suits and safari jackets became an icon of women's liberation in the 1960s, died late Sunday of a brain tumour, his former lover and longtime business partner Pierre Berge said.

He had suffered poor mental and physical health for much of his life and had been seriously ill "for a year," Berge told French radio. The funeral will take place Friday in Paris.

You can read the entire article
here.It's very interesting.
Rest in Peace, Yves!!!


La Belette Rouge said...

Really sad news. This is the fourth blog today that talks about it---but your pictures of YSL are the best I have seen so far. Love them!

Leesa said...

Yes... A sad day in the World of Fashion and beyond... What talent and creativity he had! His name will live on and on but I am sure he will be sorely missed by all who knew him and all who wore his clothing!!! I loved the photos, too.... Tres chic et tres 60s...