Friday, 12 December 2008

Paradise lost

I decided to sell everything because the collection doesn’t exist if he doesn’t exist, said Pierre Bergé regarding the sale of the collection that he and Yves Saint Laurent had amassed over the course of their long relationship.

On a telephone table in the library of the Rue de Babylone apartment: the couture house’s original logo, hand-lettered by graphic artist Cassandre, from 1961 (not for sale). The bleached-oak bookcases are by Jacques Grange.

The Treasures of Yves, Vanity Fair.

Yves Saint Laurent in the grand salon of his apartment on Rue de Babylone with model Sibyl Buck, October 27, 1995. They are surrounded by the Surrealist-period Léger painting The Black Profile (1928), sold by the artist’s widow, and Jean Dunand’s 1925 Art Deco brass-and-lacquer vase, among the treasures to be auctioned at the Grand Palais, in Paris, February 23 to 25.

The Things Yves Loved by Amy Fine Collins for Vanity Fair, January 2009.

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Pigtown-Design said...

that's going to be a hell of a sale!

Renee Finberg said...

thank you .....i am loving this post !

lady jicky said...

That is going to be some auction!

columnist said...

He had a wonderful eye for interior decorating, not surprisingly. The scale of the vase is just so perfect, and the eclectic mix "just right". It will be a shame it can no longer be viewed altogether, but I suppose there are many images that will keep it for posterity.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The end of an era.

Cote de Texas said...

makes sense to me!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

I would knock over every bank just to be able to buy it outright. Really the first photos of a residence that I found completely entrancing. It is my version of perfection.