The Beautiful Fall: Lagerfeld, Saint Laurent, and Glorious Excess in 1970s Paris

9.26.2006

By Alicia Drake

A generation of homosexuals entered the scene that bore none of the trussed-up shame of before. They were open, curious, light-headed in their sexuality and libido, and consequently at ease with their bodies' A host of young and beautiful men appeared in Paris setting pulses awry, bourgeois boys with angel faces who in the heat of the summer' set off for Paris to find a protector, write a novel, be a model, make love, whatever happened first.

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