“For me, a muse is someone who looks glamorous but is quite passive, whereas I was very hard-working. I worked from 9am to sometimes 9pm, or even 2am. I certainly wasn't passive.” - Loulou de la Falaise
There are few fashion icons as glamorous as the iconic Loulou de la Falaise, the eccentric muse of Yves Saint Laurent. As dubbed by Judith Thurman in The New Yorker Magazine, Loulou was "the quintessential Rive Gauch haute bohemienne." Having previously modelled for Vogue and designed fabrics for Halston, de la Falaise moved to Paris to work for YSL in 1972 as an accessories designer.
Loulou de la Falaise embodied the glamour of the 70's wearing her trademark head scarves and outlandish accessories. She was an early pioneer of the statement necklace, using large stones and enamel in her designs. Her style was flawless and her role as muse for YSL was as important to the development of the YSL brand we know and love today.
Though no one can replace Loulou de la Falaise, we can all imitate her bold, glamorous look with a few key pieces: a classic trench coat, chic scarves, statement necklaces, halter tops, pussybow blouses, wide leg trousers and vintage inspired platforms! Here's how you can get Loulou's iconic look!
- Alexander McQueen Scarf
- YSL Scarf
- YSL Halter Top
- Alberta Ferretti Wide Leg Trousers
- Herve Van Der Straeten Necklace
- Banana Republic Tortoise Focal Necklace
- Erickson Beamon Family Jewels Necklace
- Topshop Pussybow Blouse
- Ungaro Vintage Flared Trousers
- Burberry Brit Trench Coat
- Rupert Sanderson Sandals
- YSL Tribtoo Brushed Calf Pumps