Yves St. Laurent
taken from Artnet.com
Visiting the apartment at 55, rue de Babylone, where St. Laurent lived from 1969 until last June (he died at age 71), was like stepping into a home of unimaginable sophistication, filled with rarities most Americans have no knowledge of, like Limoges enamels, Roman cameos and Renaissance silver.
Yet overall, St. Laurent’s apartment, which lay hidden behind anonymous doors on the Left Bank, was much like the designer himself: He was reclusive, belying a dazzling creative mind that produced a profound and lasting impact on fashion. His collection, which he formed with Bergé over five decades, is bound to make a similar impact in the art world, ratcheting up the very notion of collecting and prices in the art market, too.