A couple of nights ago, I watched a beautiful documentary about the 50 year relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. They met when Yves was only 21 yrs old and head designer at Christian Dior.
It was a poignant story weaving back and forth between their personal and professional lives together and the present day, months after Yves’ death, as Mr. Bergé was preparing for the Christie’s auction of their massive art collection.
The final scene of the film was the auction, which took place in February 2009 and had a total sale of €342m. All of the proceeds of the sale were used to benefit the Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation and a new foundation for scientific research and the fight against AIDS.
(Thank you Miss Moss!)