Loulou de la Falaise died Saturday in Paris.
Her death was announced by the Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Berge Foundation. She was 63.
The last time I saw her she walking around the little magical place de Furstenberg alongside with her husband Thadee Klossovski.
As usual, she was lean and radiantly beautiful with her long necklaces. I couldn't believe it when I read she was gone!
Loulou was synonymous with the bohemian Left Bank world of Saint Laurent, and was a part of his 1970s-era entourage, whether it touched down for the weekend in Marrakesh or New York.
She began working for Saint Laurent around 1972, designing accessories, but her influence went beyond the chunky bracelets and necklaces that helped establish the YSL look. She remained with the house until around 2000, after the sale of the brand’s ready-to-wear and perfume operations to Gucci Group. Saint Laurent retired in 2002.
Loulou and Thadee Klossovski had one daughter, Anna of whom Saint Laurent was the godfather.