Color Me… Gone…

2 June 2008 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

Last night as I was watching The Tragedy of King Richard III at the Shakespeare in the Park festival, I received a text message saying,

  • Isn’t it so sad about Yves Saint Laurent?

To which I responded,

  • What happened?!?

as I had been watching King Richard the III and had not yet heard the sad news. For those of you who have not yet heard, Fashionista sums it up quite nicely:

Breaking: YSL Dies

Jun 01, 2008 @ 7:31pm

Yves Saint Laurent has died in Paris. He was 71. We never met him, but god, the shoes…

The shoes, the safari jackets, the first black runway models, and most the “Le Smoking” jacket, Yves Saint Laurent has been one of the most influential, prestigeous, dominant and revered houses since it’s birth after Yves’ employment at Christian Dior.  Fashionista seems to be in as much shock as the rest of us: He’s gone? Really?  And, there is so much to say about him one hardly even knows where to start!

As far as places to start where info on his death is concerned, Buisness of Fashion and CNN have some interesting articles, biography included.  The Guardian posted this video, too, which is worth watching.



A 21 year old Yves designing for Christian Dior.

Enjoy these, an old news clip on his 1962 collection and an 80’s perfume ad…



… and the next time you see a swanky pants suit or a safari jacket, think of the troubled yet genius man  that inspired it, whoever its designer, and admire the ingenuity that influenced the way women wear clothes immeasurably.


Entry filed under: designers, now you know.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. sassy P  |  3 June 2008 at 4:14 pm

    tear, tear…I read about this tragedy in the paper and I thought of you, colorcast. Now, i will never open my makeup bag and see a gold array of YSL makeup and look at it the same way again.


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