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R.I.P. Jean-Louis Scherrer

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Fashion Designer Jean-Louis Scherrer Holding Award

After suffering from a long illness, French couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer died today at the age of 78. Having begun his career by working alongside masters such as Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, Scherrer launched his line in 1962 and counted Jackie Kennedy and Sophia Loren among his clients. His house has not produced couture or ready-to-wear for several years and is currently owned by French group JSP, which, according to WWD, is developing its licenses. His funeral will be held in Paris on June 26.

Photo: Pierre Vauthey / Sygma / Corbis

Yea, Nay, or Eh? Leonor Scherrer’s Head Games

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Ce n’est pas juste: Not only do French women not get fat—so we hear, at least—but the lucky ladies also seem to be able to pull off outfits no Upper East Side social could even dream of. Take Leonor Scherrer. The daughter of couturier Jean-Louis Scherrer and object of Riccardo Tisci’s affection (“I’m completely in love with her,” Givenchy’s creative director has said. “For me, she represents France in all senses: the elegance, the aristocracy, the darkness”) wore the designer’s long, lean column dress to a charity dinner in Paris last night. It’s the head wrap that really sets Scherrer’s look apart, though. Who else but a French fille, we ask, could make a pashmina look like a prop from an Ingres painting? Do you like the look?

Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy