Yves Saint Laurent fell in a Paris street on Friday and
lay motionless in the road for several minutes surrounded by
aides until emergency services arrived to help him,
video footage showed.
A spokeswoman at
the Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation
said the 70-year-old designer was well and had
returned home, denying rumors he was seriously ill.
Laurent did not have a heart attack. He just missed
the curb, dropping into his car, and he fell," she said,
declining to give her name. "He's fine and he did not
go to the hospital."
Footage shot by a
passing cameraman showed Saint Laurent lying in the
roadside behind a car. After a while emergency services
arrived, and the video was cut.
A spokesman for
the emergency services declined to give any information.
Saint Laurent, whose couture creations have fine art
status on four continents, ruled the French fashion world
from the age of 21 until his retirement in 2002. His
health is very fragile, and he is rarely seen in