In a brilliant career spanning more than four decades, Yves Saint Laurent has always been driven by the need to invent and change. At the tender age of 21 the shy, bespectacled designer had already established himself as the new creative force behind the grand couture house of Christian Dior. A few years later, with the help of Pierre Bergé, his partner and business manager, Saint Laurent left Dior to strike out on his own. In his restless search for freer, more modern but inherently elegant clothes, Saint Laurent dazzled the fashion world time after time with designs ranging from the safari look and the pantsuit to dresses inspired by famous artists and—controversially enough at the time—the see-through blouse.
In 1969, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge purchased a glorious home at 55 Rue de Babylone in Paris’s Seventh Arrondissement. For several decades the visionary pair amassed one of the largest private collections of art and antiques in the world. They collected what they loved and lived with what they loved..when others were following modernist trends, they were acquiring masterful pieces from the Art Deco period. Gutsy commissions from visual artists such as Andy Warhol, Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, illuminated the couples foresight and incredible eye. They were, and still are, trendsetters in fashion, art, antiques and interiors.
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