Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La

Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent Loulou de La Falaise was a cross between Holly Golightly and Sally Bowles, in the words of Andr Leon Talley though you might also think of her as Cosette from Les Misrables, grown up to become the heroine of a Jackie Collins novel A paragon of effortless glamour, Loulou twice married well I am not a gold digger or anything like that, but I usually do manage to get a castle My two husbands both have fabulous ones and, living a life brimming with sex, drugs and cosmopolitan clat, charmed her way to the top of the international fashion order by becoming the longtime muse to Yves Saint Laurent, who imbued his designs with her turbans and tunics chic only to leave her with nothingPetkanas opts for oral history, letting de La Falaise who died inand her flashy circle tell her tale What results is an affirmation of both the fashion industry as a pit of facile, well accessorized vipers and the fascination that de La Falaise engendered, due not only to her role as haute gamine but to her indifference to the whole glittering shebang Theshe telegraphed that she didnt care, thethey did The book assembled fromoriginal interviews, along with countless excerpts from letters, diary entries, articles and other ephemera takes the reader on a dizzying carousel ride around hundreds of boldface European names and the details of their louche lives in the s and s Even for those not invested in the minutiae of the jet set, its a literary champagne cocktail that goes down easy as it sloshes from quote to quote, each one scandalous, wry, vicious, knowing or salacious, and often all five Petkanas delivers a meticulous dissection of our endless fascination with the modish, bewitching women who refuse to let us in, and upon whom we project our fantasies, desires, even our hatred Michael Callahan, The New York Times Book Reviewthe high fashion world of yesteryear has been brought back to life in a compulsively readable oral history, Loulou though that tome likewise has some lessons we might all take on board So what does it really mean to be a designers muse Read the book and find outVanessa Friedman, The New York Times The legendary LouLou de la Falaise and Thadee Klossowski Paloma Picasso and Bianca Jagger the late Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent Baronne Guy de Rothschild, social queen of Paris Read all about these sacred monsters in Christopher Petkanas s LouLou and Yves This book is an oral biography of Paris fashion between the glittering years when LouLou was the light between all the characters It s a modern Balzac history You will want to give the book and also read it It soars It roars Petkanas has achieved in this book, a smash artistic hit absorb ing you in the history of high fashion in the sAndr Leon Talley, fashion journalist and subject of the documentary The World According to Andr Red hotFern Mallis, host of Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at the nd Street Y, NYC A must read Sandra Bernhard, actress, comedian and host of Sandyland on SiriusXM atpages, Loulou Joelle Diderich, Women s Wear DailyLoulou Richard Johnson, New York Post Like all good biographies, Loulou is a portrait of not just its subject but of her place and time The result is a crackling good read with a pleasing superabundance of salt, wit and dish even the contributor bios are snarkyNell Baram, Shelf Awareness, MainStreet BookEndsForyears, Loulou de La Falaise helped Saint Laurent see things through rose coloured glasses A new book reveals why the troubled designer was drawn to his right hand womansisstyle As detailed in Christopher Petkanass Loulou s side foryearsLauren Cochrane, The GuardianFrom the book On the theory that everyone loves a cocktail party, and because people with a drink in their hand tend to be candid, Loulou s life chronologically through the memories ofthan two hundred voices husbands, lovers, extended family, friends, enemies, slightly less bitter detractors, colleagues, groupies, Yves, pundits, hangers on and Grace Jones The good news is that you are all invited to eavesdrop on every morsel of information and tidbit of gossip that so many so freely offer at this party Jeffrey Felner, New York Journal of BooksCHRISTOPHER PETKANAS covered Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent fromtowhile living in Paris, picking up with Loulou againthan two decades later, in , the year before she died He has written for The New York Times, Vogue, andArchitectural Digest, and his previous books are At Home in France Eating and Entertaining with the French, andParish Hadley Sixty Years of American Design with Sister Parish and Albert Hadley He resides in New York City

  • Hardcover
  • 513 pages
  • Loulou & Yves: The Untold Story of Loulou de La Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent
  • Christopher Petkanas
  • English
  • 11 December 2017

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