Sunday, June 1, 2008
Mourning the Passing of Yves Saint Laurent
The fashion flag flies at half mast today for one of our favorite designers, Yves Saint Laurent, who passed away today at the age of 71.
As one of the most influential designers of the past century, Saint Laurent will be remembered for essentially inventing ready to wear designer clothing, creating dead sexy looks like "le smoking" (think the original "Addicted to Love" video girls in impeccably tailored suits), and his expert use of color.
Retired since 2002, Yves Saint Laurent continued to influence fashion and you can be sure he will be on designers minds' as they think about Spring and Fall 2009.
Much missed already, YSL.
LEARN MORE: Fashion Ethic recommends Debut: Yves Saint Laurent 1962 by Laurence Benaim, available used at Amazon.com or through other booksellers.
Yves Saint Laurent: 40 Years of Creation by Yves Saint Laurent and others, also used at Amazon
PREORDER Yves Saint Laurent, Memoirs by Saint Laurent's partner Pierre Berge. Currently scheduled for a June 30 release. Preorder at Amazon or your favorite bookseller.