In Spanish news normally they only speak about the crisis, corruption, Europe and Greece .. well, yeah! and about football (our joy is our national team! 🙂 ) and there, in the middle of the news I heard that Jean Louis Scherrer, a french fashion designer has died.
I honestly didn’t know him, but the short footage that they showed about his work ( and him! he was pretty cute!) caught my attention and I started to investigate.
Wow! Scherrer was amazing… Classic style, super elegant and at the same time absolutely glamorous. It is no wonder he dressed Sophia Loren, Jackie Kennedy, Raquel Welch or Claudia Cardinale!!
He started working with Dior (what a first job, eh!) together with Yves Saint Laurent. When Dior died and Saint Laurent took over as Creative Director, he decided to leave and create his own brand. Scherrer was pretty successful initially but some bad moves on the business side made him lose influence within his own brand and eventually led to even being kicked out ( Steve Jobs style!).
It leaves room to reflect… Fashion is a business at the end of the day, even if you have all the creativity and style in the world.
May his soul rest in peace and may all of you enjoy a video I found about Scherrer’s work.Sorry it is in French, but there was not Youtube in the 80’s!!