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Loulou & Yves

The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent

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Loulou & Yves by Christopher Petkanas
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Loulou de la Falaise was one of the most important women in the history of twentieth century fashion. Born in England into a family of aesthetes with a father who was a count and a mother, Maxine, who was a tornado of artistic flamboyance, Loulou's Bohemian spirit coupled with her unerring sense of style brought her to the attention of Yves Saint Laurent. She became his muse, and the rest is history. Working alongside him, pushing and prodding the troubled genius to the next collection, and the next, and the next, she was indispensable to him in Paris, in Tangier, in New York-in short wherever he went. In Loulou & Yves, Christopher Petkanas assembles almost every important figure in twentieth century fashion and art to tell her story: Andre Leon Talley, Hamish Bowles, Grace Coddington, Ines de la Fressange, Betty Catroux, Suzy Menkes, Ricardo Bofill, Robert Mapplethorpe, John Richardson, Yves St. Laurent, and Loulou herself. Just as George Plimpton evoked Edie Sedgewick in his brilliant oral biography Edie, Petkanas brings all of these people together for a cocktail party that swirls around one of the most brilliant women the fashion world has ever known. No one interested in fashion, style, or the high-flying gossip of the twentieth century will want to miss this endless feast called Loulou & Yves.

Author Biography

Christopher Petkanas is an American author and journalist who has written for The New York Times, Vogue, and Architectural Digest. He knew and wrote about Loulou de La Falaise during the many years he lived in France, starting in the early '80s. He currently resides in New York City.
Release date NZ
May 2nd, 2018
Pages
512
Illustrations
Includes 50-75 black-and-white and color photographs throughout
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Dimensions
184x238x41
ISBN-13
9781250051691
Product ID
26806528

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