How very sorry I was to hear that Yves Saint Laurent's iconic muse, Loulou de la Falaise, passed on this week, to the glittering Le Sept-style nightclub in the sky.
Along with her duty of inspiring YSL on a daily basis (she was the catalyst behind Le Tuxedo) and designing bijoux for his collections, she was also a favorite model of Richard Avedon and David Bailey's throughout the 1970s, and created accessories for Oscar de la Renta, as well as her own signature line of ethnic beaded pieces.
It was wonderful to know that such a chic bohemian woman was living on this Earth, inspiring others with her creativity and Parisian beauty. She will be greatly missed by the thousands of fashionettes who admired her, including moi.
From top: Shot by Avedon for the Sept. issue of Vogue c.1970, in signature ethnic beads and turban (featured on WWD), and again by Avedon for Sept. 1970 American Vogue.