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Fashion Travel: Celebs say RIP to YSL

Where: Paris, France
June 5, 2008 at 12:02 PM | by | ()

Paris' famed Rue Saint-Honore will be a catwalk of condolences today as fashion's elite gather at the Église Saint-Roch to pay tribute to the late Yves Saint Laurent. Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano and Valentino have RSVP'd to the invite-only funeral service along with celeb friends Claudia Schiffer and model-turned-first-lady, Carla Bruni.

Notably absent will be Karl Lagerfeld who is conveniently "away on business," presumably still underlining the errors in Alice Drake's recent joint biography of Lagerfeld and YSL.

Naomi Campbell, on the other hand, is working overtime to honor Saint Laurent. At Monday's CFDA Awards in New York, wearing an all black piece from the new YSL line, Campbell gushed with admiration for her late hero:

He was the first designer to put women of color on the runway ... He was extremely important in my career, giving me one of my first jobs.

If you were thinking about treating yourself to a YSL shopping spree--all to pay tribute, of course--don't do it today between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm: All houses of YSL will be closed for mourning.

A better bet is to visit the new Yves Saint Laurent exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts where admission will be free this Friday.

Related Stories:
· Celebs, Stars to Mourn "Prince of Fashion" [AFP, via Google]
· Campbell's YSL Tribute [Vogue UK]
· Fashion Travel: YSL Exhibit Cheaper than Ready-to-Wear [Jaunted]

[Photo: ibabuzz]

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