Jacques de Bascher Wiki, Jacques de Bascher Biography
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born onin Saigon ( French Indochina ) and died onat the Garches Hospital, is a Parisian dandy, a member of the French jet set, who was Karl Lagerfeld ‘companion from 1971 to his death and, more briefly, Yves Saint Laurent in 1973.
Jacques de Bascher Quick Bio
|Jacques de Bascher Born||
|Jacques de Bascher Death||
(at 38 years old)
|Jacques de Bascher Education||
Pasteur High School in Neuilly-sur-Seine
|Jacques de Bascher Family||
Member of Buscher’s family, he is the son of Antony de Bascher, who is governor of the province of Cholon, then on his return to France in 1955, an executive in Shell’s insurance department. His wife, born Armelle Petit, descends from a line of great landowners of Limousin . Jacques de Bascher has two brothers and two sisters, of which he is the penultimate. He spent his childhood in a Catholic bourgeois middle between an apartment in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Commandant Charcot Boulevard, overlooking the Bois de Boulogne and the castle BERRIÈRE near Nantes. He continues his studies a little high school Pasteur, then high school Janson de Sailly, and finally high school Charlemagne.
At twenty, he did his military service in the Navy. “Multiplying provocations”, he will serve a month in prison in the camp of Arue, Tahiti, held by the Foreign Legion.
Returned to Paris, he attended the faculty of Assas for a few months and became steward for Air France in 1972, but it is especially the clubs in vogue that attract him. Thus, at the age of 21, he met Karl Lagerfeld in the Cloud and then in the Seven. A few months later, after Jacques de Bascher resigned from Air France, they will live together, until 1989, without ever sharing the same apartment, in a sentimental and non-physical relationship. Karl Lagerfeld appreciates the vast literary culture Bascher, his impertinence, his patrician features and way of dressing.
In 1973, Yves Saint Laurent , at the time still companion of Pierre Bergé , falls in love with Jacques de Bascher. While Karl Lagerfeld closes his eyes, Yves Saint Laurent and Jacques de Bascher will have an unbalanced and destructive relationship. Pierre Bergé threatens Bascher who puts an end to this connection. At their break, will begin a “descent into hell” for Yves Saint Laurent.
During these years, Jacques de Bascher who does not work (he is maintained by Karl Lagerfeld), multiplies the bad associations, falls in risky sexual practices and reactionary remarks, while drugs and alcohol end up accentuating a paranoid state.
According to Gilles Martin-Chauffier , for fifteen years, Jacques de Bascher “has evolved like a snake in the grass” between the gardens of the Tuileries , the five-stars , the Parisian backrooms , Le Palace , rue Sainte-Anne , ( The Seven ), The blue Hand in Montreuil , the castle of his family and the great festivals of the fashion world.
Jacques de Bascher HIV
In 1984, Jacques de Bascher discovered positive to HIV test.
He died of AIDS suites at the Garches hospital in 1989, watched by Karl Lagerfeld, who had installed an extra bed at his bedside. The following year Karl Lagerfeld bought a house near Hamburg, which he named Villa Jako in his memory. In 1998, he launched a fragrance called Jako.
“Drinking, taking drugs, making love and dressing well will have constituted the comic life of Jacques de Bascher, paragon until the caricature of the small world of Parisian arts and fashion of the 70s and 80s […] , Proustian character, dilettante and deceitful, an emaciated look, a fine retro mustache, dressed like a Viscontian prince “.
The funeral mass takes place in the family intimacy in the chapel of the Père-Lachaise cemetery, then a second mass is celebrated in the crowded chapel of the Mée-sur-Seine, where Karl Lagerfeld then owned a property, in the presence of M me of Bascher, and friends, including his fleeting fiancée old Diane de Beauvau-Craon. Kenzo does not have the heart to go there.