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Memo Pad: Gone, Not Forgotten... Strip Tease... Out of Frame...

The French media is preparing for a week that will be all about Yves.

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Meanwhile, headlines like the Daily Mirror's "Man who let women wear the trousers," set the tone in the British press. Variations on that theme included an article in the Guardian's G2 section headlined, "Forget burning bras — feminism was built on the trouser suit."

The Independent featured a portrait of Saint Laurent on the cover of its Extra section Tuesday, with the caption "Adieu, Yves" and devoted six pages of the supplement to the designer's career. The Daily Mail, the Daily Express and the Sun all ran double-page articles and photo spreads charting Saint Laurent's best-known looks. And Lisa Armstrong of the Times wrote a double page article about his influence, with pictures of the Safari collection, Le Smoking and the Mondrian collection.

STRIP TEASE: Having bumped Kate Moss over to its current bridal campaign, shot by Nick Knight, "It" Brit Alice Dellal, New Yorker Paz de la Huerta and Danish top model Helena Christensen are rumored to be among a cosmopolitan crop of personalities plucked for Agent Provocateur's mainline lingerie campaign for fall. All will be unveiled in September.

And even though Kate's gone bridal, it appears she's still provocative enough for the cheeky lingerie house, as a spokeswoman denied rampant Internet rumors that the model was being replaced with a younger version. The spokeswoman pointed out that Moss has a one-year contract as the face of its "White Wedding" collection. "Allegations that Kate Moss has been dropped as the face of Agent Provocateur are completely inaccurate," she said. "We worked with Kate two years ago on our 'Miss X' lingerie campaign, which was shot by director Mike Figgis. The campaign was so successful — crashing our Web site with the huge influx of visitors — so obviously we could not wait to work with her again."

OUT OF FRAME: Time's director of photography MaryAnne Golon is leaving the magazine after a 24-year run. She will remain with the magazine as a contributing editor to represent Time in select photography juries and awards. Golon joined the magazine as an intern in 1982 and rose through the ranks; she oversaw award-winning Time photo essays including Hurricane Katrina and September 11, both of which won National Magazine Awards for single topic issues from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Golon's deputy, Alice Gabriner, was promoted to the new position of chief picture editor and will serve as acting director of photography. A permanent successor to Golon is expected to be named. — Stephanie D. Smith

 

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