The Coco Chanel Of The Riverbend: An Oral History

May 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has rattled the vast majority of small businesses in New Orleans. Several voices from this community are represented within The Historic New Orleans Collection’s growing archive of interviews. In this edition of the HNOC’s series, NOLA Life Stories, fashion designer Yvonne Lafleur chronicles the opening of her Riverbend boutique, as well as her experiences working in New York’s Garment District.

This NOLA Life Stories interview was conducted by Mark Cave for The Historic New Orleans Collection and produced for WWNO by Sarah Holtz.