Thursday, 20 August 2009

Yves Saint Laurent's House of Luck For Sale - 20/8/09

More treasures held by Yves Saint Laurent are up for sale. In addition to a second round of items being put up for auction, (see The MO Down, Round Two Of The Yves Saint Laurent Auction Has Been Announced 12/08/09) we read in The Associated Press that Monsieur Saint Laurent's Villa Mabrouka, or House of Luck in Tangier Morocco is also now up for sale by Christie's Great Estates, a subsidiary of the auction house and at this point they are not releasing any details.

No doubt there are more treasures to come in what form we will need to wait and see. An iconic designer such as Saint Laurent had a lifetime of designing and collecting, we haven't even got to the fashion yet. But thankfully the Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris is "dedicated to conserving 5,000 Haute Couture garments and the 15,000 accessories, sketches and assorted objects that bear witness to 40 years of Yves Saint Laurent's creativity", according to the official website. So, his genius will be preserved and become a source of inspiration for many budding future designers for untold years to come.

Article by: Melinda O'Rourke

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