Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé

The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé

  • ISBN: 9780865652514
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2009


Price: $95.00

Yves Saint Laurent (1936‑2008), who began his career as Christian Dior’s protégé, was one of the most talented and influential couturiers of his time. But Saint Laurent’s extraordinary taste went well beyond the world of fashion, and in this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes he shared with friend and lifelong business partner Pierre Bergé are presented in brilliant detail. Notoriously shy, the designer and Bergé lived in luxury, and Ivan Terestchenko’s photographs capture their exquisite surroundings in full, showcasing 19th-century French décor, important paintings by Picasso, Matisse, and other modern and Romantic artists, and masterpieces of furniture, sculpture, and silver ranging from the Renaissance to the Art Deco era. From the serene interiors of their apartment on the Rue Babylone, Paris, to the incandescent beauty of the Villa Majorelle in Marrakech, Bergé and Saint Laurent’s sensibilities come alive. Though the homes presented here have been sold, and their contents auctioned to benefit HIV/AIDS research, The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé is a testament to a rare union of passion, elegance, and supreme connoisseurship.

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Some of the most influential interiors of our time.
Town & Country

Takes readers . . . inside all eight of the couple's spectacular homes, from Paris to Marrakech.
Elle Decor

You'll agree that this is a book with which you will be enchanted. And if a little of that YSL flair rubs off on us, all the better.
The Peak of Chic, Jennifer Boles

(A) beautiful glimpse into their private world.
Habitually Chic

As he did with fashion, Yves seized at one moment in time, a taste that was in the air, to show his mastery. During the 1970s exoticism and Marrakech were currents in the air and St. Laurent became the authority. He was interested in Art Deco before it became fashionable, even before Andy Warhol and Karl Lagerfeld . . . St Laurent’s and Bergé’s taste is an expression of a culture and is always a story. When they decorated a house it was no longer an ordinary house: it became a story to tell.
Jacques Grange

The quintessence of very grand and highly personal French taste.
Le Figaro

A visually stunning book about a richly layered lifestyle built over the course of 40-plus years.
Home Design with Kevin Sharkey

In this lavish volume, the eight splendid homes . . . are presented in immaculate detail.
California Home + Design

Terestchenko’s photographs beautifully capture the opulence and eclecticism of their dwellings.

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