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Loulou De La Falaise

Loulou De La Falaise

(1948 – 2011)

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Loulou De La Falaise

Loulou De La Falaise
(1948 – 2011)

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(1948 – 2011)
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This is an online obituary dedicated to Loulou de La Falaise who was a fashion muse and designer of fashion, accessories, and jewelry associated with Yves Saint-Laurent. Author Judith Thurman, writing in The New Yorker magazine, called Loulou de La Falaise "the quintessential Rive Gauche haute bohémienne".
Daughter of an Anglo-Irish fashion model and a French marquis, Loulou de La Falaise became a friend and creative partner of Yves Saint Laurent. According to The Independent, she helped inspire his 1966 women's tuxedo Le Smoking and his see-through blouses.
After more than three decades designing jewelry and accessories for Yves Saint Laurent, Loulou de La Falaise launched her own fashion business,
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designing ready-to-wear, costume-jewelry, and accessories, which were retailed in the U.S. as well as two Loulou de La Falaise shops in Paris.
Loulou de La Falaise moved to New York City in the late 1960s, where she briefly modeled before turning to designing printed fabrics for Halston. Eventually she moved to Paris, where Yves Saint Laurent became a close friend and employer. She became one his muses, joining his firm in 1972, where she designed jewelry and hats and inspired him with her inventive wardrobe: "one week she was Desdemona in purple velvet flares and a crown of flowers, the next Marlene [Dietrich] with plucked crescent-shaped eyebrows".
In 2002, Loulou de La Falaise began producing her own
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clothing and jewelry designs. As reported in The New York Times by fashion writer Cathy Horyn, "The clothing line captured much of her rare taste—well-cut blazers in the best English tweeds, French sailor pants in linen, striped silk blouses with cheeky black lace edging, masculine walking coats with fur linings, and gorgeous knits in perfectly chosen colors".
She also designed cloisonné boxes and porcelain vases for Asiatides, as well as jewelry for the boutique of the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech, Morocco. Her two shops in Paris, one of which was designed by her brother, Alexis, are called Loulou de La Falaise Fantaisies.
Loulou de La Falaise died on the 5th November 2011. This is an online
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tribute dedicated to her life and her career. May she rest in peace.
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This is an online obituary dedicated to Loulou de La Falaise who was a fashion muse and designer of fashion, accessories, and jewelry associated with Yves Saint-Laurent. Author Judith Thurman, writing in The New Yorker magazine, called Loulou de La Falaise "the quintessential Rive Gauche haute bohémienne".
Daughter of an Anglo-Irish fashion model and a French marquis, Loulou de La Falaise became a friend and creative partner of Yves Saint Laurent. According to The Independent, she helped inspire his 1966 women's tuxedo Le Smoking and his see-through blouses.
After more than three decades designing jewelry and accessories for Yves Saint Laurent, Loulou de La Falaise launched her own fashion business,...

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