Jacques de Bascher Biography – Jacques de Bascher Wiki
Jacques de Bascher was a fashion socialite and Karl Lagerfeld‘s partner for 18 years.
The couple met when de Bascher was 22 years old. While de Bascher was with Lagerfeld, he had an affair with famed-French designer Yves Saint Laurent. Saint Laurent at the time was in a long-term relationship with Pierre Berge, who was also a business partner with the French style-guru. Berge alleged that Lagerfeld “engineered” a relationship between de Bascher and Saint Laurent as a means to hurt the Yves Saint Laurent brand.
When de Bascher became ill with HIV, Lagerfeld remained by his side and had a cot set up in his boyfriend’s hospital room in the Raymond Poincaré University Hospital in Garches, until his partner passed away at the age of 38.
Jacques de Bascher Age
He was born on 8 July 1951 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He died on 3 September 1989 in Garches, France, at the age of 38.
Jacques de Bascher Family
He was born to a small aristocratic family. His father had been a former governor in the then-French controlled state.
Jacques de Bascher Death
De Bascher died on 3 September 1989 in Garches, France, at the age of 38.
Jacques de Bascher Cause of Death
De Bascher died due to AIDS-related complications.
Jacques de Bascher Funeral
De Bascher is buried alongside Lagerfeld’s mother, Elizabeth Bahlmann. They are buried at a small chapel in the town of Grand Champ in the northwestern French district of Brittany.
Jacques de Bascher Book
Libération journalist Marie Ottavi wrote a biography of de Bascher, “Jacques de Bascher, Dandy de l’ombre”. According to the book, Lagerfeld and de Bascher, despite dating for 18 years, the couple “never consummated their relationship.” Lagerfeld is quoted as saying, “I infinitely loved that boy but I had no physical contact with him. Of course, I was seduced by his physical charm… I’m a total puritan, but I found Jacques’s adventures amusing. We couldn’t be further apart. I am a Calvinist toward myself, and totally indulgent toward others.”
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