The Private World Of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge

The Private World Of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge

  • Publish Date: 2009-09-01
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Robert Murphy
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One of the most talented and influential couturiers of his time, Yves Saint Laurent began his career as Christian Diors protg and went on to become a legendary arbiter of twentieth-century style. Saint Laurents 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 Berg are presented in immaculate detail. Notoriously shy, the designer and Berg lived in luxury, surrounded by incomparable collections of furniture and art. From the serene interiors of their apartment on the Rue Babylone to the incandescent beauty of the Villa Majorelle in Marrakech, Berg and Saint Laurents sensibilities come alive. Taken after Saint Laurents death in 2008, Ivan Terestchenkos photographs capture these exquisite surroundings in full, showcasing nineteenth-century French dcor, important paintings by modern and Romantic artists, and masterpieces of furniture, sculpture, and silver ranging from the Renaissance to the Art Deco era. Though the homes presented here are now empty, The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berg is a testament to a rare union of passion, elegance, and supreme connoisseurship.
The quintessence of very grand and highly personal French taste. --Le Figaro

As he did with fashion, Yves seized at one moment in time, a taste that was in the air, only 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 Laurents and Bergs 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
Takes readers . . . inside all eight of the couple's spectacular homes, from Paris to Marrakech.--Elle Decor

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

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

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

(An) amazing book.--Decorati Access Interior Design Magazine

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

Terestchenkos photographs beautifully capture the opulence and eclecticism of their dwellings.--Clear

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

Sumptuously showcase(s) the eight immaculately designed homes (of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berg).--Elle

A stunning book. ~ ESFN

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