Remembering Pierre Bergé

19479650Pierre Bergé, co-founder of French haute couture house Yves Saint Laurent passed away at age 86 in his south of France residence on September 2017. Bergé who met Yves Saint Laurent in 1958 on the first day the couturier was showing the Trapeze collection for Christian Dior. From that moment, he became the great eminence grise orchestrating Yves Saint Laurent’s career. In 1961, the pair founded their couture house, making it one of the most renown name in the world, helming it until Saint Laurent’s retirement in 2002.

Bergé acted as a true representative of French culture and a reputed philanthropist. He established the Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent to conserve the couture house’s archive as well as promoting art pedagogically and supporting artist around the world. Bergé was also a fervent supporter of the Téléthon, a French TV’s event with aim to collect funds for AIDS research. He left us with two new museums dedicated to his soulmate Yves Saint Laurent. Pierre Bergé was a great man who cherished culture and humanity.

Words by Pierre M’Pelé

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