When I heard the news I was in shock. Someone so talented to die. I felt he was young to pass away at 71.
A long time ago, I went into a store that carried his Rive Gauche line. I was so impressed by his exotic silks, rich velvets and deep gabardine. As if I stepped into an exotic country where I would eat borsch, Beluga caviar with a Tiffany spoon in the Siberian winter. He made such an international impact to all the women that wanted to look exotic and stylish. His workmanship was beautiful and he didn't skimp at all. You knew this is luxury at it's finest level.
We will miss you!