VIEW FROM ABOVE: Hours before Roxanne Lowitt’s Wednesday night opening of her “All About Yves” exhibition at the Steven Kasher Gallery, the photographer still had a crystal clear memory of their first meeting. “It was magical, just magical. It was my first trip to Paris in the Seventies and I was just starting out as a photographer. I wound up on the Eiffel Tower with Yves, Andy Warhol, Antonio Lopez and Pat Cleveland,” said Lowitt, adding in jest, “It was all downhill from there.”

Cleveland turned up for the party, which also celebrated Lowitt’s new book about the designer. They were joined by Fran Drescher, Alva Chin, Herve Pierre, Stephen Burrows, Edmund Castillo, Catherine Malandrino, Joanna Mastroianni and others. Addressing Saint Laurent’s timeless appeal, Lowitt said, “He did so many amazing things so far before anybody else – the trapeze dress, transparent inserts, the pointy bra…The tuxedo is still the chicest thing you can wear out at night.”

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