Tuesday, December 8, 2009

lets all just take a moment....

...and remember the death and posthumous generosity of one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century.

after his death on june 1st, 2008, the contents of the notorious (and notoriously fabulous) apartment yves saint laurent shared with lifelong partner pierre bergé on the rue de babylone were auctioned by christie's paris to the tune of 400 million euro.

the second sale this november of the contents of saint laurent's château in normandy raised an addtional 9 million euro. several items from the more recent sale:

a sculpture by césar: €157,000 a pair of empire armchairs: €241,000

the entirety of the proceeds from both auctions was donated by m. bergé to aids research in memory of m. saint laurent.

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