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An Outstanding and Enduringly Excellent Love Affair: Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé in “L’Amour Fou,” a Poignant Film by Pierre Thoretton

Presenting some of the tender moment between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé as revealed in the new documentary L’Amour Fou, directed by Pierre Thoretton, opening Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in Paris.

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Presenting an Outstandingly Excellent detail shot of Yves Saint Laurent‘s office at Chateau Gabriel, one of his eight exquisite estates, an 1874 Anglo-Norman manor of five levels and 9,000 square feet. located on 74 acres in Deauville, France, decorated by Saint Laurent assisted by His Excellency designer Jacques Grange, featuring breathtaking views leading out to the sea, photographed by Ivan Terestchenko (who never met the designer) for the book Les Paradis Secrets d’ Yves Saint Laurent et de Pierre Bergé, with text by Robert Murphy, Excellently art directed by Peter Saville. published in France by Albin Michel and in the United States, as The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, by The Vendome Press. The project was commissioned by Bergé, Saint Laurent’s longtime companion and business partner, after YSL’s death in 2008. Property information: Each bedroom was named for a character from Marcel Proust‘s Remembrance of Things Past. Pierre’s room was  Charlus; Yves’s was Charles Swann, naturally. The other principal bedroom was Guermantes, all with plaques on the doors. Originally priced at $25 million, Chateau Gabriel was finally purchased in February 2009 by a pair of Russian tycoons, for the bargain price of 9.6 million euros.

An image by Ivan Terestchenko of Yves Saint Laurent's private office at Chateau Gabriel in Deauville, France.

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