Distinguished personalities assembled for the funeral of the World Famous French Designer Yves Saint Laurent's Funeral in Paris, France at Saint Roche Church near Louvre Museum and close to Tuileries Gardens.
Among the mourners were such famous names as the President of France/Nicholas Sarkozy and his wife The First Lady, plus Catherine Deneuve the French Actress.
The fashion designers were there in unison and among them were, Vivienne Wesstwood, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Gallliano, Sonia Rykiel, and Farah Diba Pahlavi exiled widow of the late Shah of Iran was also present - and Valentino!
Yves Saint Laurent was the first designer ever to make the wearing of pants both fashionable and glamourous for women.
Yves Saint Laurent's casket was placed before the altar of the Church and draped in a yellow flag and the Rev Roland Letterton officiated at the Funeral Service in Paris, France.
Yves Saint Laurent died at 71 and was suffering from cancer - he will be greatly missed from the Parisian Fashion Scene .. Thanks Associated Press for the blog .. I have a few things which bear the YSL label .. in my collection .. over the years ... sad news .. but keep on believing and working!