Posts Tagged ‘Christian Dior’

Au Revoir Dear Yves

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

As always here on The Planet, emotional displays are not only not acceptable, they are not done. However, that doesn’t translate into allowing a day to pass without marking the loss of a mind that was as gifted as it was fragile, and as creative as it was critical. Of course, we speak about the death of Yves St. Laurent, and we know it isn’t as though he were actively sketching designs today, coming up with another trapeze dress…

Or another line based on an artist’s work, like the Mondrian collection from 1965…

Or creating another incredible wedding gown like the one Claudia Schiffer is wearing from the 1997 Haute Couture Collection…

No, it’s not the loss of Monsieur Saint Laurent actually coming up with these brilliant ideas now, in a contemporary manner of speaking that is difficult. It’s the idea of him not being here to do it anymore that is hard. And there is such a vast distinction between the two.

If there is a wistful tone to the post, it is because there is also the notion that he was the last of the trio that defined fashion: Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Yves St. Laurent. And when one says goodbye to the last of a group that spanned generations, a group that dressed not just TP’s mother, but grandmother as well, then you are saying “Au revoir” to something quite special, something that transcended mere apparel or accessories. Methinks The Princess is showing her age.

And leaving teardrops on the keyboard.


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