Thursday, February 7, 2008

Profile: Loulou de la Falaise

Loulou (left) with Yves
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Loulou de la Falaise is known for being the muse of Mr. Yves Saint Laurent for over 30 years. To help understand their relationship, think of what Edie Sedgwick was to Andy Warhol, just less tragic.
Her mother Maxime de la Falaise was an english model and socialite who married a french count. Loulou met Yves in the mid 1960s. He was intrigued by her in every way: her style, eyes, slim figure and personality. He immediately knew that he wanted Loulou in his Saint Laurent social group and everyone fell in love with her. Their relationship increasingly became more of an obsession with each other to the point where they were inseparable and together they made fashion history.
Where is Loulou de la Falaise now? The french fashion icon has opened her own boutique in Paris called Maison de Loulou. She and Yves to this day are still very close friends.

1 comment:

Lady Language said...

Very intriguing story and a master/muse relationship I was not aware of. Lovely writing.