Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, to Loulou de la Falaise

Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication
deeply saddened by the announcement of the disappearance of Loulou de
the Falaise, pays tribute to the memory of one of the most
of Parisian fashion.

Schiaparelli’s favorite model’s daughter and the painter’s granddaughter
Oswald Birley, Loulou de la Falaise led a life marked by
seal of elegance, refinement and beauty. Model
She posed for Richard Avedon and Helmut Newton.

Accomplice and muse of Yves Saint Laurent, whose
intuitions and lightning, Loulou de la Falaise placed
accessory at the heart of the style. His creations were the latest
touches that the designer chose to conclude his famous
silhouettes. When Yves Saint Laurent decided to leave the
fashion world, Loulou de la Falaise launched his own brand.

With Loulou, the accessory became an essential gesture, the adornment
an obligatory passage. She showed us that fashion was not a
produced but a state of mind, a creation marked by lightness
and fantasy.

Frédéric Mitterrand addresses her husband Thadée and his daughter
Anna, as well as her loved ones, her deepest condolences