Because you can't have depths without surfaces.
Linda Grant, thinking about clothes, books and other matters.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Greatness falls



Yves St Laurent 1936-2008

'
We must never confuse elegance with snobbery'

7 comments:

greying pixie said...

I used to know a passionate painter who, on drunken evenings, would come out with sayings such as: 'A few late Rembrandts, ALL of Titan - all the rest is bollocks!'

So, although sober, I would like to parody this with my own tribute to a great designer:

A few late Chanels, a few early Comme des Garcons, ALL of Yves Saint Laurent - all the rest ... etc. etc.!

greying pixie said...

Sorry, spelling mistake above - should read 'Titian'.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

May he RIP.

Re that dress: I once bought a bag for spouse looking like that one. I swear.

Anonymous said...

It would be great to have a retrospective on him to show to our daughters. A really good article on his influence with side by side illustrations of his deigns and High St fashion. Linda?

Geri

Phyllis said...

When I was in college I had a Rive Gauche wool gabardine skirt in that wonderful YSL blue. I wish I still had it. He also did designs for Vogue Patterns for quite a long time - wish I still had those too.

Rosaria said...

The flesh is finite but his designs and influence will be immortal. What a guy.

lagatta said...

Woke up this morning to Yves St-Laurent's passing as the lead story on Radio-Canada and a very moving comment from Pierre Bergé, St-Laurent's companion in art/business and life for over 40 years.

I was hoping for a happier occasion on which to announce the retrospective show on Yves St-Laurent which has just opened at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (we don't have a museum of Decorative or Applied Arts which is adequate to host such a show). It is running until 28 September; I'm sure Londoners will be able to see a retrospective closer by, but it is worth the trip for thoughtful dressers from Boston, for example.