June 6th, 2008 | Viola

A final respect for the great YSL

People have gathered to the Paris Eglise Saint Roch to say their farewell to the greatest fashion icon of all time.

Approximately 800 were invited to the funeral. Among those who came were Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla, Hubert de Givenchy, Valentino, Kenzo Takada, and Sonia Rykiel. YSL’ s mother Lucienne Saint Laurent were also among the mourners.

Karl Lagerfeld, a rival of YSL, was absent due to business travel.Pierre Cardin was also not in Paris for the funeral.Both Catherine Deneuve and Pierre Berge gave emotional speeches but it was Pierre Berge’s speech that has moved everyone to tears:

“It’s the last time I speak to you, Yves. I remember the first time we met and those that followed. The day we decided to be together.”

“…I remember your first collection under your name and the tears at the end. Then the years passed. Oh, how they passed quickly. The divorce was inevitable but the love never stopped.”

“…Chanel and you were the great couturiers of the twentieth century. She of the first half, you the second.”

“…I don’t know how to say good-bye because I can never leave you. We will never watch a sunset together again. We will never share the emotions together before a painting again. Someday I will join you under the palm trees of Morocco.”

Yves Saint Laurent will be cremated and his ashes will be laid to rest at the Marrakesh garden.

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