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Sunday
Jun012008

Yves Saint Laurent, 1936-2008

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I am utterly devastated by today's news about the passing of Yves Saint Laurent. I've written about him before here and here, and from both of those posts you would recognize that YSL the man is probably the reason why I am what I am today.

I've just gone to screen the Sex and the City movie, and like all twists of fate, I came home to learn this news. I instantly thought: "without Yves Saint Laurent, could there ever have been a Sex and the City?" The cosmic chain of fashion events...

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It feels so personal... I'm reflecting on what his legend means to me, and, this is strange, but I am almost more saddened by his loss than many of the world events lately, which doesn't mean I don't mourn for those in the terrible Chinese quake or the Burmese typhoon, it means I have long felt so personally inspired, personally protective and somehow connected to YSL because of my ideas about and feelings for Monsieur Saint Laurent. That will sound preposterous to those who didn't watch 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris, wide eyed, on the edge of their seats, as the muslin was coaxed into shape, Loulou or Betty at hand. I suppose I may be so surprisingly saddened because what he represents has felt so lost and gone for ages, and now the last little flame is out. Nobody has a claim to his kind of noble hauteur, and for many reasons beyond the boundaries of design, nobody has a chance of creating another glamorous revolution. I'm no kid, much of YSL's glamour years occured during my life. I feel so sad to see this era close.
June 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandall
I just watched 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris, weirdly enough, and this does come as such a blow. I only wish I'd experienced more of YSL's heydey first-hand.
June 3, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMaterial Girl
it's a sad moment we've (somehow) lived. It's like Coco died over again...
June 4, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkpriss

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