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{home again + farewell YSL}

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{Editorial: Model & Supermodel; Magazine: Vogue US; Issue: September 2004; Model: Natalia Vodianova; Photographer: Steven Meisel}

Home again, beautifully exhausted and happily jet-lagged . . . things still in suitcases, passports and foreign currency strewn on the bureau . . .

Will take a few days to settle in to everyday life again and to stop ordering things en français . . .

Also: Extremely moving to be in Paris when the news broke of Yves Saint Laurent‘s passing last Sunday. . .

Above: Yves on the balcony at Place Vauban in 1963. The photographer, Archie Parker, was accompanied by his wife, Una Mary, who acted as an assistant. She remembered Yves as being ‘beautiful, slender and very elegant; but so timid, he barely uttered a word’.

Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent’s life-long companion weeps as he leaves the Saint-Roch church with France’s first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy after funeral services.

Carla Bruni wears a YSL dress inspired by the French painter Braque

{image 2 – flickr; image 4 – flickr}