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Le Smoking. Safari suits. Sheer outfits. Animal print. Fashion has a great deal to thank the late Yves Saint Laurent for ....Or does it?

Fashion world bids farewell to Yves Saint Laurent

Celebrities he clothed and designers he inspired gathered for the funeral of Yves Saint Laurent in Paris today.

Yves Saint Laurent: Paris couturier who was revered as a genius but considered himself a 'crazy mixed-up man'

Revered internationally as the most important couturier of modern times, Yves Saint Laurent was a master of feminine tailoring who rewrote the rule book on the way women dress. His style, although occasionally outrageous and often androgynous, never crossed the line between wearable fashion and fancy dress. He was also the first to recognise the importance of branding, with his initials, YSL, becoming a shorthand for French elegance and Parisian chic.

Yves St Laurent: a friend, a mentor, an inspiration

Marie Helvin:

I first met Yves at his Paris atelier in rue Spontini, and he booked me straight away. I think I reminded him of a model at Dior who was Eurasian, and he was intrigued that I was from Hawaii. For him it was like I was from Mars – he didn't really travel that much apart from between London, Paris and Morocco. I think he once went to Tokyo, too, but he wasn't a big traveller.

Sarkozy leads global tributes to Saint Laurent

President Nicolas Sarkozy was joined by fashion giants from around the globe yesterday in paying tribute to the iconic French designer, Yves Saint Laurent, who has died aged 71.

Adieu, Yves: A tribute to the master of couture

Yves Saint Laurent was the greatest force in fashion, a man who battled depression and addiction to reach the top of the most glamorous world of all. Susannah Frankel reflects upon his life's achievements, while those who knew him share their memories

Want to avoid lost luggage, fees and terminal queues? Designers have the solution all zipped up

The baggage carousel might parade accessories in front of an audience, but it can be more of an anti-catwalk than a fashionable showcase. Lumpen rucksacks, gym bags and boring black nylon cases offer further proof that the golden age of travel is about as "over" as a pair of kitten heels. However, while cheap functionality might still prevail when it comes to luggage, among style- conscious travellers there is a growing interest in finding cases and accessories that combine efficiency with aesthetics.

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Lanvin's Alber Elbaz - Simply Divine

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The stars are coming out tonight

YSL designer Stefano Pilati has used symbols of life, light and dreams for hisstellar spring collection. And the effect is heavenly, says Susannah Frankel

Fashionistas turn from catwalk to silver screen

Young designers are shunning costly shows, preferring to use independent film-makers to showcase their work. By Susie Mesure and Paul Bignell

Supermodel Katoucha found dead in river Seine

Police in Paris have found the body of one of the world's first black supermodels, a month after she went missing on her way home from a party.

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