Photograph by Gentl and Hyers food styling by Maggie Ruggiero 
Prop Styling by Ayesha Patel

Betty Catroux & Loulou de la Falaise

Smoked Oyster Bites

Amuse-Bouche from Issue 11 – Summer 2017 – Heroines

Yves Saint Laurent met Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise in ‘60s Paris, and both would become indispensable advisers. The lanky, androgynous Catroux inspired his menswear leanings (like the Le Smoking suit), while haute bohemian de la Falaise, who would help launch YSL’s prêt-à-porter, nudged him into exotic territory. “Intuitive, innate, individual, her presence at my side is a dream,” Saint Laurent once said of her. Our smoked oyster and whipped cheese bite is, like these style muses, unfussy, unconventional, undeniable… a dream.

makes about a dozen small bites