Loulou de La Falaise: Style Icon Extraordinaire

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I can’t wait to get my hands on this book about Loulou de la Falaise, the muse and great friend of Yves Saint Laurent. Perhaps I’m biased because my friend Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni wrote it, but I’m also so curious to learn more about this incredibly stylish, exotic woman. I met her a few times when I worked for Women’s Wear Daily in Paris and she was always so kind and modest and, above all, original.

Just thinking of her sitting on the desk in Saint Laurent’s studio, dressed in an emerald green satin blouse and dripping with turquoise beads reminds me that there really aren’t many originals left in the fashion firmament. As Natasha writes in the book, Loulou was like a breath of fresh air to the stuffy world of Haute Couture. She had this nonchalance and sense of humor that lightened the mood around her.

Her own style was a mix of bohemian glamour and French chic. She also designed all of the accessories for Yves Saint Laurent and later, when he closed his couture house, she went out on her own and created a line of jewelry under her name.

Loulou de la Falaise on Amazon

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