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Loulou de La Falaise and Yves Saint Laurent, the anti-muse and the couturier


In a book published by Séguier, a former journalist from Women's Wear Daily retraces the exceptional life of this character who is inseparable from the great couturier.

Cinema biopics and biographies devoted to Yves Saint Laurent are legion, flirting with hagiography or the settling of accounts, deifying his fashion or delighting in his failings and his addictions.

In this multi-faceted story, Loulou is mentioned, but confined to the role of "muse".

What she always disputed:

““Muse” is a word that makes me laugh, because no one knows what it means.

It's the influence of an attitude, I suppose, but the word is completely wrong, it doesn't seem to be part of real life.

While, on the contrary, my influence on Yves is entirely real life, the friend who works with him and who, from time to time, says to him: “Don't be so stupid, Yves.”

It is his whimsical and troubled personality that Christopher Petkanas recounts in this choral biography.

From 1982 to 1988, this American journalist covered the news of the Saint Laurent fashion house for

Women's Wear Daily


In 2010, he found...

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Source: lefigaro

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