French president mourns YSL at Paris funeral

Updated: 2008-06-06 09:33

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla (2nd L) with Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe (C) and Bernadette Chriac, wife of former French President Jacques Chirac and other dignitaries attend the funeral service for fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent in Paris June 5, 2008.[Agencies]

France said farewell to fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent at a funeral on Thursday attended by supermodels, film stars and President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Office workers and residents of nearby buildings leaned out of their windows as police held crowds back near the Paris church of Saint Roch where the ceremony was held.

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