When Loulou de la Falaise passed away yesterday at 63 the world lost one of the last fashion muses.
Sure there are girls who designers call 'muses' now but I feel like they only last a few seasons at most with a designer (Charlotte and Nicolas might be comparable but we will only know in another 20 years). Loulou collaborated with Yves Saint Laurent for 30 thirty years and was said to have inspired
Even though Yves and Loulou haven't been at YSL for years, she still manages to inspire (like in the fall 2010 ads).
Like a good muse she started out as a well-connected "It" girl with a life full of heart-ache and sadness. She was kicked out of numerous boarding schools and was briefly married at 18 to an Irish nobleman and according to her, "I was a divorcee at 21. I thought it was the most glamourous thing in the world."