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Stars Gather to Mourn Yves Saint Laurent

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Jun 05, 2008 | 6:25am EDT

A host of celebrities, designers and supermodels, including Claudia Schiffer and Catherine Deneuve, have gathered in France to attend the funeral of late style maestro Yves Saint Laurent.

The legendary fashion designer died on Sunday after battling a brain tumor--and his loss has been felt by stars from all over the entertainment industry.

Saint Laurent's funeral took place in Paris on Thursday at the city's Saint-Roch church--with Paris' shops closing for two hours to pay their respects to the design icon.

The 71-year-old's fellow designers Christian Lacroix, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Sonia and Nathalie Rykiel, Kenzo Takada and Valentino all turned out to honor their late rival.

Deneuve--a close friend of Saint Laurent--read out a poem in homage to the man who created her outfits for cult 1967 movie Belle De Jour.

Saint Laurent will be cremated and his ashes scattered in a botanical garden in Marrakech, Morocco, close to a house he owned in the region.

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