YSL Muse / Kirat Bhinder
Way before Lakshmi and Ujjwala ever made it to supermodel status, there was another model from India who blazed a trail down the catwalk during the late 70s. Her name is Kirat Young (previously Kirat Bhinder), who, at 19 years of age due to a chance meeting with Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, immediately became a fashion superstar. Little did she know, during that encounter, she was just the girl Mr. Saint Laurent was looking for to launch his Ballet Russes collection.
The collection was revolutionary for the house of YSL and Kirat, known as his muse, was catapulted into the glamorous world of fashion and a jet set lifestyle. She soon became friends with Jerry Hall and Iman and she modelled well into the 80s for every top designer including Chanel, Valentino, and Oscar de la Renta.
Today, the ultra-chic Kirat has homes in Paris and England, and still maintains her jet set lifestyle by visiting friends in some of the most exotic locations around the world. She also designs fine jewellery for her company which bears her name. My business grew organically from a hobby, she told us during her recent trip to Los Angeles. I didnt go to a traditional design school, I went to the school of YSL he was a true genius and our working relationship lasted twelve years, she continued.
The bold creations of Kirat Young feature natural pearls, exotic skins, and precious stones, which have attracted the discerning eyes of many well dressed socialites around the world. Annette de la Renta became one of Kirats biggest fans, and it was her long time friend Oscar, who encouraged Kirat to start a business now Kirats pieces are sold at Oscar de la Renta boutiques as well as her website.
View Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Jewellery from Harlequin Market