Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another Love Lost: Yves Saint Laurent Passes Away in Paris

He was another one of my loves. His style and creative sensibilities created such an impact on fashion and culture. He was a perfectly sexy dandy gentleman who caused a stir 30+ years ago when he took masculine styling to women's fashion. The androgynous look of his famed safari chic and smoking/tuxedo jackets for women--the latter which was the perfect match for photographer Helmut Newton.

PARIS (AP) — A longtime friend and associate of Yves Saint Laurent says the famed couturier has died at his Paris home at the age of 71.

Pierre Berge says that Saint Laurent died Sunday evening following a long illness. He did not give details.

The innovative designer was an institution for decades in the world of high fashion.

He was widely considered the last of a generation that included Christian Dior and Coco Chanel and made Paris the fashion capital of the world.

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