Monday, June 2, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent Dead at 71

I am sad to report that legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent died Sunday at age 71. His death is important to mention here for two reasons.

He was the first major haute couture designer to use Black models on the catwalk. Saint Laurent also shared a very special relationship with Eunice Johnson - Founder/Creative Director of The Ebony Fashion Fair. His clothing is often featured in the traveling fashion show.
His contributions to the world of fashion will be missed.