Yves Saint Laurent's Parisian Duplex

Yves Saint Laurent's Parisian Duplex

Keehnan Konyha
Dec 17, 2008

This February, Yves Saint Laurent's longtime partner, Pierre Bergé, is joining with Christie's in Paris to begin auctioning off the art and objects with which he and Saint Laurent filled the late designer's duplex at 55 Rue de Babylone. In the current issue of Vanity Fair, a piece entitled "The Things Yves Loved" profiles the story of the stunning apartment and its contents...

Perhaps what we find the most inspirational is just how little Saint Laurent's flat changed over the years. First taken in 1972, he was so confident, and so consistent in his tastes that the duplex stayed virtually the same for the past three decades. For those interested, we recently posted a few scans from the September/October 1976 Architectural Digest visit with Yves on our other blog, which can be found here.

More information on the Saint Laurent auction can be found here, as well as the full Vanity Fair slideshow, featuring many more images.

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