Friday 8th September

| BY Finn Blythe

Pierre Bergé, Co-Founder Of Maison Saint Laurent, Passes Away

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A moment of sadness that will be felt across the world of fashion, Pierre Bergé, the legendary co-founder of Maison Saint Laurent has passed away, aged 86. Having initially encouraged his life long partner, Monsiuer Saint Laurent, to start his own house, the two founded Yves Saint Laurent in 1961, and together they transformed the French fashion industry. “It is with a deep emotion that I have learned of Pierre Bergé’s passing”, said Anthony Vaccarello, Artistic Director of Saint Laurent, “He welcomed me with kindness since my first day at Saint Laurent. His advice and his support have always guided me. I am infinitely sad that he will not be able to attend the opening of the two museums in Paris and Marrakech that he cared about so much. A great figure in French culture has left us”. Fashion has lost one of its greatest patrons, he will be greatly missed by us all.

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