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We couldn't help but notice the anxiety oozing from the Yves Saint Laurent staff members as they awaited a show of the designer's spring collection this week. Only after the parade of sumptuous clothes on equally sumptuous models from Paris and New York did the French contingent visibly relax with--what else--cigarettes. And why shouldn't they? (Except, of course, for health reasons.) With two consecutive fashion shows out of the way, it was time to party.
November 5, 1993 | DEBRA GENDEL
Arose is a rose and Champagne is Champagne-- not perfume. So ruled a French court late last week, halting the sales and marketing in France of Yves Saint Laurent's "Champagne," launched Sept. 20 in Europe. Winemakers who filed the suit claimed the perfume--packaged in a Champagne-cork-like bottle--would diminish the image of their cherished elixir. The judge agreed, ordering the confiscation and destruction of publicity and packaging by Nov. 28.
February 28, 1993 | JONATHAN KANDELL, Jonathan Kandell, a former Paris-based correspondent for the New York Times, frequently writes on international art and politics
The facade of the elegant Paris townhouse that serves as headquarters for Yves Saint Laurent's fashion empire is decked out with bunting and evergreen wreaths. But inside, Pierre Berge, who runs the business for his designer-partner, is oblivious to the holiday cheer. He is lamenting the decline of French culture over the past 12 years. And he finds enough blemishes to spoil anybody's Christmas mood.
Skirts are long, pants are plentiful, and the '70s are making a comeback this fall. At least that was the impression left by France's fashion couturiers, who presented their fall collections this week. The shows opened Sunday, just as the Tour de France cyclists swept up the Champs-Elysees to end their race. Christian Lacroix opened the week with poetic fantasy wear. Fitted tweed jackets were trimmed with lace or sequins, and laced up the back in gold.
July 24, 1992 | BARBARA DeNATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Barbara DeNatale writes regularly about fashion for The Times
Platform shoes? Back in style? You bet. And it isn't just the Valley girls wearing them; it's anyone between 15 and 50 who desires a bit of foot panache. Platforms were originally popular in the 1930s and 1940s; however, Paris designer Yves Saint Laurent revived the trend in the 1960s, thus making it one of the hottest looks in the United States by the early 1970s. Generally toeless with a thick mid sole, the shoes range in height from one to four inches.
July 27, 1990 | ALINE MOSBY, Mosby, based in Paris, covers European fashion regularly for United Press International.
The fragile, emotional king of high fashion has returned to work, his hair cut short and dyed cherry red. Renowned designer Yves Saint Laurent took his traditional runway bow Wednesday--the final day of the parades of handmade couture clothing for winter--after what a salon official described as seven-week recuperation from exhaustion.
July 27, 1990 | PATRICIA McCOLL
He's being called Yves Saint Laurent's protege. Robert Merloz, 24, caught the eye of the fashion press last winter with his first collection of furs for Saint Laurent. Now the Paris-born designer says of the attention it brought him: "I'm shy. I can't hide it. It's overwhelming." Merloz, an assistant to Saint Laurent for almost three years, made his debut for the house with the 114-piece collection.
March 19, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Yves Saint Laurent, one of the world's best-known couturiers, has been hospitalized to recuperate from exhaustion, his fashion house said today. Saint Laurent, 53, will not attend the presentation of his ready-to-wear spring collection on Wednesday, and his doctor advised him to abandon his business activities for several weeks to rest, a statement said. The hospitalization was ordered Saturday by Dr.
October 27, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Yves Saint Laurent gave the final show of this season's ready-to-wear collections Wednesday, throwing caution to the wind. The king of chic brought out some of the sexiest clothes in all of Paris. When he took his bow, he was surrounded by models wearing a steamy assortment of slit-to-the-thigh skirts, bosom-revealing bodices and flirtatious, flower print dresses that left no doubt: sexy style is in at YSL.
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