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The Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Berge Collection

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Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge.
Love is the sentiment this season.

1 Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge. Love is the sentiment this season.

2 "In situ."

For the fireplace I don't have!

3 For the fireplace I don't have!

Just like the Chinese figures I have at home - but I really love the gilded finish of this one.

4 Just like the Chinese figures I have at home - but I really love the gilded finish of this one.

Simple white furniture disappears among the abundance of objects.

5 Simple white furniture disappears among the abundance of objects.

White marble bird chairs - decadent and lovely.

6 White marble bird chairs - decadent and lovely.

Love the mix of gold and green for a salon.

7 Love the mix of gold and green for a salon.

Just crazy beautiful.  
This canister tower is in unbelievable shape for being nearly four centuries old.

8 Just crazy beautiful. This canister tower is in unbelievable shape for being nearly four centuries old.

If you happen to be at the Martha Stewart offices on a slow day (not often), you might find me poring over my ever-expanding stack of auction catalogs. There are few things I adore more than soaking up the images of exquisite, one-of-a-kind pieces -- much less entire collections of them. It is like window shopping with a very refined eye.

Rizolli's newly published book "The Yves Saint Laurent-Pierre Berge Collection" - (subtitled "the Sale of the Century," with good reason) - takes the art of cataloging to an entirely new level. Beyond my wildest dreams I could not imagine such a whimsical and resplendent collection.

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Comments (3)

  • Nothing like thumbing through a stack of auction catalogs for design inspiration. I'll definitely have to pick up the YSL book. Thanks for sharing, Kevin.

    Have a wonderful weekend. :-)

    Shannon

  • Hi Kevin,
    Love his fashion and design, I will check the book. I have bought most of the books you recommended in your previous posts. Thank you for always recommending interesting books.
    Wish you a great weekend
    Bonne chance!

  • I love all of the opulence and then to see the simple work table. Chic.

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