Today we pay tribute to the original muse of haute couture, Loulou de la Falaise. She died November 5th in her home in France, after a year long battle with cancer. She was 64 and much too young.
Loulou was a fashion pioneer, she challenged the normal standard for women's wear and became the muse and closest confidante of Yves Saint Laurent. She was the first person to inject the Paris collections with bursts of jewelry and solidified the importance of hand crafted baubles as an integral part of each season's collection. She worked for the design house for three decades and will forever be remembered as the inspiration and force behind both YSL and her own label Loulou de la Falaise.