Former French fashion designer and icon who has often regarded as one of the most important designers in world history.
He was one of the first designers to use ethnic runway models in his shows.
Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, made an appearance at his funeral.
He studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture in Paris before landing his first design job with Christian Dior.
He and his partner entered into a civil union a few days before his passing on June 1, 2008.
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