When recently asked what my dream outfit would be, I replied with the following:
The classic Le Smoking tailored to perfection for my petite frame by the master himself Yves Saint Laurent.
One of the regrets I have in life was not witnessing a haute couture collection in the flesh during his lifetime. After a presentation I did about the courturier during my studies, the professor commented on my passion for the subject and how he thought I was in the PR department for the company. During a YSL retrospective at the DeYoung, my eyes welled up with tears upon viewing the garments I studied so intently over the years. I likened it to a religious experience. Whenever I am down about work, I simply watch one of my favorite flicks, Yves Saint Laurent - His Life and Times / 5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris, and my spirits are lifted.
One of the best gifts I ever received is the book entitled The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé. (When I think of the great lovers and partners in fashion and business, Yves with Pierre and Valentino with Giancarlo, I get verklempt.) L'Amour Fou, a film directed by Pierre Thoretton about their decades-long love affair and the vast art collection shown in the book I adore, is certain to tug at my heartstrings.