The giant of classical/modern French fashion, Yves Saint Laurent, died this weekend. Design anagrams to 'signed' and Saint Laurent put his personal vision and 'signature' on an entire cultural mind set. He led an extraordinary life like many other era defining artists of his big decade - the sixties. The New York Times covered the story of his death (from a brain tumor at 71) with a succinct obituary. The London Telegraph carried a far more passionate celebration of his success.
I loved shooting his clothes - some of which I shot for the last time on models before they went to permanent museum displays. Here are two of my images of YSL's work.
Since the post about the death of Yves Saint Laurent a number of important articles have appeared in the press - here are some additional links:
London Independent: Coverage of the funeral at Église Saint-Roch, the church of "artists" in Paris.