Thursday, June 5, 2008

More on Yves Funeral

From Cathy Horyn's blog:

The funeral this afternoon for Yves Saint Laurent at the Église Saint-Roch began at 3:30 and ended around 5, although photographers had gathered in front of the small church before 9 o’clock this morning. Rue St.-Honoré was eventually closed for the arrival of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife, Carla, who wore a charcoal pantsuit, and there were throngs of people in the smaller streets nearby. About 800 people were reportedly invited to the funeral for Saint Laurent, who died Sunday evening at his home. Pierre Bergé was of course there, as was Saint Laurent’s mother, Lucienne Saint Laurent. Among the designers attending were Hubert de Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alber Elbaz, John Galliano, Sonia Rykiel, Stefano Pilati, Christian Lacroix and Vivienne Westwood. According to wire reports, Karl Lagerfeld, who first met Saint Laurent in the 1950s when they won Wool Secretariat prizes, was away on business. It surprised me, though, that he didn’t attend the funeral.

Betty Catroux, who was Saint Laurent’s muse and great friend, arrived with her husband Francois Catroux. Loulou de la Falaise, who for years worked with Saint Laurent, was with her husband Thadee Klossowski and their daughter Anna. Among the mourners were Bernard Arnault, François Pinault, Marisa Berenson and the models Claudia Schiffer and Mounia, who did many YSL shows.

More coverage from NY Mag here.


Anonymous said...

Kaiser Karl probably could not take not being the center of attention.

An Aesthete's Lament said...

The New York Times's funeral report today noted that Bergé and Saint Laurent registered their civil union a few days before the latter died. Wow.

a. said...

That is a "wow" - I thought they weren't partners in that sense anymore!

a. said...

At least Karl sent something!