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What Yves Saint Laurent Did for Black Models and Feminism

Naomi Campbell wearing fall ‘08 Yves Saint Laurent
at the CFDA awards last night.Photo: Getty Images

• Naomi Campbell credits Yves Saint Laurent for helping her land her first spot on the cover of French Vogue and credits him with helping put women of color on the runway. [British Vogue]

• Another reason Yves Saint Laurent is so very important: He invented the trouser suit in 1966 — “what fashion gave to feminism.” Before that women had to wear skirt suits to work all the time. [Guardian]

• Yves Saint Laurent told W magazine in 1970, “The drama is that there are so many stupid rich people. Luxury — so few know how to use it and make it respectable.” [WWD]

• LVMH is set to acquire a yacht company and a recycling company. [WWD]

• Princess Beatrice is Roberto Cavalli’s new muse. [Fashion Week Daily]

• If Lindsay Lohan gets married, she wants Dolce & Gabbana to do her wedding gown. No one tell Karl Lagerfeld, m’kay? [Times UK]

• P. Diddy really wants to do a fashion line with David Beckham. We wouldn’t mind doing that either. [British Vogue]

• Victoria Beckham got really nervous before she presented the award for womenswear at the CFDAs last night. She has no problem singing as a Spice Girl, but apparently talking really trips her up. So many unexplored depths, she has. [British Vogue]

• Egad! Cynthia Rowley was shot for the “Just Ask the Locals” ad campaign in the Strand bookstore, but when the ad appeared, it hyped Kinokuniya Books instead! [NYP]

• Tamara Mellon’s ex-husband, Matthew Mellon, is dating designer Nicole Hanley. He quite recently broke up with designer Noelle Reno, who he used to work with at cashmere label Degrees of Freedom. [NYP]

• Selita Ebanks might be dating Kanye West. [NYP]

What Yves Saint Laurent Did for Black Models and Feminism