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300 m², view of the Eiffel Tower, private garden: the former apartment of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé is for sale


They lived there, they fell in love there. Cradle of creation and intimacy, this large apartment in Place Vauban, cocoon of the iconic couple, is for sale for nearly 7 million euros.

It was the home of the iconic couple Saint-Laurent – ​​Bergé.

Located on the second floor of a former mansion, spread over 300 square meters, the apartment with a ceiling height of five meters has something to dream about.

Over the rooms are revealed moldings, copper parquet and baths of light.

A blue sky covers the ceilings, like a Renaissance painting, minus the angels.

Highlight: 180 m² of private garden, where pines and chestnut trees prevent hidden glances.

A real cocoon, now offered for sale by the Kretz agency, for an envelope of 6.9 million euros.

They had moved there in 1961, a special year in the history of the Saint Laurent house.

The apartment of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, place Vauban

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1961, an anagogic year

1961. So it was the year during which Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé moved into this apartment on the left bank, favored by the designer.

But it is also the year when the fashion house Yves Saint Laurent was born (on December 4 precisely), after Pierre Bergé went in search of the funds necessary for its creation - he signed an agreement with J. Mack Robinson, the first businessman to invest in Parisian fashion.

The graphic designer Cassandre designed the famous YSL logo, three intertwining initials, a marker of elegance and modernity, like the young designer.

The designer's first dress, branded "00001", was delivered to Patricia Lopez-Willshaw, an important


Café Society personality.

Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent adjust an outfit backstage at a fashion show in 1999. Getty Images

The brand's first workshops are located at 11 rue Jean Goujon, in the 8th arrondissement, 3 kilometers from their new home.

In this cocoon of the 7th arrondissement, we can easily imagine the couple returning from the said workshops, cigarettes in hand, raving about the emerging success of the brand.

Perhaps within the walls of the apartment still resides the soul of creativity;

perhaps, if you strain your ears, you can still hear the paper of the first sketches being torn on the living room table.

Perhaps the spirit of a creator never leaves the place it has inhabited.

This residence in Place Vauban, where the Iron Lady appears at each window, Yves Saint Laurent left it in 1970, for a 600 m2 duplex with garden, rue de Babylone (Paris 7th).

Source: lefigaro

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