I've always admired the style of the late Loulou de la Falaise, muse and friend to Yves Saint Laurent. Certainly she was not a beauty, but that's beside the point. She had a bohemian flair that was tempered by classic French chic. Like so many fashionable women, she wore a lot of black. Accessories like bold jewelry were an important component to her outfits, something that gave her simple yet tailored clothes added panache.
The photos of de la Falaise seen here were taken from David Teboul's Yves Saint Laurent 5, avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris , France, about which I wrote on Wednesday. Taken over a few months, they show Saint Laurent, de la Falaise, and the rest of the team hard at work on the designer's final Spring 2002 collection. De la Falaise's clothes look like those we might wear for work and could even be described as "dressy casual", a term that I'm not crazy about though it is an apt description. She seemed to favor black pants, silk blouses, and black sweaters, suggesting that her closet was full of separates rather than suits and dresses. But you know, I think it was ultimately her je ne sais quoi that helped to elevate her work wardrobe into something far chicer than mine!