4 May 1948 — 5 November 2011
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
photograph by Jean-Pierre Masclet
Loulou de la Falaise, designer in her own right and muse of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, died Saturday at the age of 63. She might be described as a light to Saint Laurent's ongoing battles with depression. She was the British born- the daughter of the gorgeous Irish Maxime-model for Elsa Schiaparelli.
She forged a life long friendship with Yves Saint Laurent in 1968, working alongside him in adorning his collections with jewelry and hats. She married Thadee Klossowski de Rola, son of the painter Balthus, in 1977.