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Loulou de la Falaise, the “little hippie girl”

The former model and jewelry designer for French designer Yves Saint Laurent , passed away at the age of 63.


Loulou de la Falaise seen by Richard Avedon – Vogue – 1970

Monday when I learned the death of Loulou de la Falaise, I was sick to my bed, so woozy that even a blog post seemed to me above my strength. I squandered the sad news, sure, the following days, it was too late to pick you talk about it here while several tributes were everywhere. Yet a week later, I realize that the image I have of this legendary muse of Yves Saint Laurent is not exactly the same as described in the media.

For me, Loulou will remain a fictional character. I had good cross one day opening a museum Galliera, and blown away with me, but especially some details of the depth portrait drawn by Alicia Drake in The Beautiful Fall I constantly remind myself these days. His wrist so thin that she had slipped one of these clips originally intended to set the tablecloths on tables, his unhappy childhood that taught him to take refuge in the imagination, his gaiety so infectious that it even managed to cheer Saint Lorenzo the depression …

I remembered also the description of his marriage to fitzgeraldienne Klossowski Thaddeus, the son of Balthus, the Chalet des Iles du Bois de Boulogne. I just open the book of Drake, and that’s what she had said, “I invited the people of my life in England, my life in New York, Thaddeus had his life in Rome, we were doing now our life in Paris. We also invited people we want to know, and everyone said yes. (…) Was the first time that such a mixture of ages, social classes and occupations took place in Paris. A cocktail of characters. Everyone was happy to meet everyone. Even punks French were there, glad to get acquainted with prestigious personalities. It was like a zoo. ”

To me, this episode sums up the uniqueness of Loulou de la Falaise, half-British half-French, her husband described in the book as “a hippie girl.”