Loulou de la Falaise: Eternal Muse

Loulou de la Falaise, lifelong muse to Yves Saint Laurent and accessories designer with the house for nearly 30 years, passed away Saturday in Paris.


Loulou de la Falaise, lifelong muse to Yves Saint Laurent and eternal bastion of eclectic Parisian chic, passed away on November 5th, at the age of 63.  Joined at the hip with the trailblazing designer throughout his explosive career, the Franco-Irish de la Falaise wasn’t just another idle society muse basking in the talent of a renowned designer but rather a member of the team herself, designing accessories for the label from 1972 – 2000 before leaving to launch her own namesake label of apparel and jewelry, modeled on her own inimitable personal style.  Her unerring eye for color and proportion inspired generations of women, and will undoubtedly inspire countless more.  Rest in peace, Loulou.


With YSL and Betty Calroux at the London opening of a new Rive
Gauche boutique, 1969.


At her wedding in a YSL turban, 1977.


Circa 2000s.


Loulou de la Falaise: Eternal Muse
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