Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent has been admitted to the American Hospital in Paris, WWD reports:
“Pierre Bergé, the legendary couturier’s partner, said Saint Laurent was ‘not doing well’ and that he was beset with respiratory trouble. Saint Laurent also is having difficulty walking. Bergé, visibly emotional as he left the Quincy restaurant here after dinner Wednesday with close friends, including Betty Catroux, said doctors had yet to diagnose Saint Laurent’s current health woes. Saint Laurent, who has long suffered from neuroses and often acute depression, retired from fashion in 2002 and has since led a somewhat secluded life. Poor health has limited his mobility and physical activities, including his ability to sketch.”
He is expected to be released in the coming days. If you’ll remember, the designer suffered a similar scare last October, collapsing after a Paris show of the label that bears his name.