Monday, June 2, 2008

YSL designs on the red carpet

YVES SAINT LAURENT once said: “To be beautiful, all a woman needs is a black pullover, a black skirt and to be arm-in-arm with a man she loves.”

During an incredible FIFTY-YEAR career the man who became known simply as YSL gave women freedom by opening up a whole new style of dressing.

His death on Sunday from a brain tumour was announced by the 71-year-old’s former partner Pierre Berge, who described him as a “true creator”.

But to women his breathtaking designs meant so much more.

Stars including Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie have all worn YSL designs on the red carpet.

Wags Coleen McLoughlin and Alex Curran shop til they drop for the latest YSL accessories, including £450 Tribute shoes and £1,160 Downtown tote.

But his greatest triumph was the trouser suit, which he made famous after dressing Bianca Jagger in a revealing white design for her marriage to Mick back in 1971.