Sheep inside Reed and Delphine Krakoff’s apartment via Vogue.com
The home of YSL and Pierre Berge on the left bank in Paris via AD
I was browsing on Architectural Digest yesterday and found some pictures of the home of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge from the 1976. Here an excerpt of what was said about the interior design and Yves’ selection of pieces:
Few people have the assurance—or the means—to juxtapose paintings by Picasso and Goya with furniture by Jean-Michel Frank and then top it all off with Renaissance bronzes. Yet that is precisely what fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner in life and business, Pierre Bergé, did at their nine-room duplex on Paris’s Left Bank, one of the superlative interiors of the 20th century.
“Everything was a reflection of [Saint Laurent’s] eyes,” says Manhattan-based interior decorator Muriel Brandolini. “There is such a difference with how collecting is done today, all speculation. He was a true connoisseur. Everything he acquired has its own integrity, strength, and beauty.”
Today I found pictures of Reed Krakoff”s apartment on Vogue.com and there is a more modern beauty about it than what I see in Saint Laurent/Berge’s apartment. One obvious thing they have in common are the real life size sheep standing around. I wonder what they stand for symbolically . Nevertheless it looks like a timeless piece which belongs into a fashion designers home.