An Ode To Betty
L'OFFICIEL Singapore|September 2021
Years after his passing, Yves Saint Laurent’s twin flame and muse Betty Catroux remains one of the strongest living embodiments of the Saint Laurent brand
Melissa Mae

Not everyone is fortunate enough to meet their soulmate – be it platonic or romantic – and get the chance to spend the rest of their lives in their presence. But for the late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent? Luck seemed to be on his side till his very last breath.

In the ’60s, Yves was immediately enamored with former Chanel model Betty Catroux when they first met in Parisian nightclub ‘Chez Régine’ and have been as thick as thieves ever since. Like two halves of a whole, Yves and Betty represented different parts of their shared soul that always seemed to bloom when they were together.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM L'OFFICIEL SINGAPOREView All

Bvlgari Blends The Romance And Mysticism Of Ancient Rome With Bold Irreverence

In the new B.Zero1 rock collection, Bvlgari blends the romance and mysticism of ancient rome with bold irreverence

2 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

DECADE by Decade

ON THE OCCASION OF ITS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY, L’OFFICIEL PRESENTS A SELECTION OF SOME OF ITS MOST IMPACTFUL AND WELL-LOVED COVERS

9 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

Behind THE CRAFT

FROM THE #WITCHTOK TAG’S 18 BILLION VIEWS TO MUCH-HYPED REMAKES OF CLASSIC MOVIES DEALING WITH SORCERY, THE CURIOSITY SURROUNDING WITCHCRAFT HAS CLEARLY BEEN RENEWED – ESPECIALLY AMONGST WOMEN. WE SPEAK TO SEVERAL WITCHES AND EXPERTS TO FIND OUT WHY SOME WOMEN ARE DRAWN TO THE CRAFT

5 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

BLUE BLAZES

TOGETHER WITH ARTIST DANIEL ARSHAM, TIFFANY & CO. REIMAGINES BOTH ITS FAMOUS BLUE BOX AND ITS KNOT BRACELET

1 min read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

CYBERPUNK REALNESS

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS’ NORVINA TALKS ABOUT THE NORVINA® PRO PIGMENT PALETTE VOL. 5 AND HER ADVICE FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS

6 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

TALK OF THE TOWN

SHE’S MADE A GLORIOUS COMEBACK WITH THE RECENTLY RELEASED EP, TASTE OF LOVE, AND JAPANESE STUDIO ALBUM, PERFECT WORLD. NOW, THE INCOMPARABLE TZUYU, ONE-NINTH OF THE K-POP GIRL GROUP TWICE, IS ALL GEARED UP FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF WORLD DOMINATION WITH ENGLISH SINGLE, THE FEELS

2 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

Beyond CONVENTION

FOR THREE ATHLETES IN SINGAPORE – MMA FIGHTER RITU PHOGAT, RUGBY PLAYER EUNICE CHU, AND WEIGHTLIFTER JIE LING KOAY –THE FIGHT FOR EXCELLENCE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE FIELDS NEVER STOPS. THEY TALK US THROUGH THEIR EXPERIENCES THRIVING IN TRADITIONALLY MASCULINE SPACES, HOW THEY CHALLENGE THE NOTIONS OF FEMININITY, AND WHAT CONSTITUTES A STRONG WOMAN

8 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

GUCCI Everything

FOR THE NEW GUCCI 100 COLLECTION, ALESSANDRO MICHELE EMBRACES GUCCI’S ENDURING POSITION IN THE POP CULTURE LEXICON

2 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

The AMERCIAN Dream

BEING AUTHENTIC AND INCLUSIVE HAS BEEN THE SECRET TO COACH’S 80 YEARS OF CONTINUED SUCCESS

2 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021

YOU GLOW, GIRL

GLOW RECIPE’S CO-FOUNDERS TELL US HOW THEIR KOREAN HERITAGE BECAME A VITAL PART OF THEIR BRAND, AND WHY THEIR LATEST PRODUCT WAS INSPIRED BY JJIMJILBANG – TRADITIONAL KOREAN BATHHOUSES

5 mins read
L'OFFICIEL Singapore
October 2021