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Monday, June 2, 2008

The homes of Yves St. Laurent

Many of you have now probably heard of the passing of legendary fashion designer Yves St. Laurent. But perhaps you have never had the chance to view his former homes.

This Normandy Villa was purchased by St. Laurent in the 1970's. He spent many years restoring the Napoleonic era home.

The property is approximately 52 acres and one small garden features hedges in the shape of chess pieces.

Of course this purple damask living room is for a man. It has a bear skin rug.

Another living area is wallpapered in Monet's water lilies.

There are nine bedrooms, each named for a character in Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past".

This is the view of St. Laurent's former New York apartment located in the Pierre Hotel.

The color of the entry way walls is a wonderfully soothing blue.
The bedroom also has quite the view.

What a yummy marble and mahogany bath.

The sitting area featured hand stenciled linen wall coverings.

Villa photos
"Fashions fade. Style is eternal." ~Yves St. Laurent
Last week's quote:
"There are two kinds of brave men. Those who are brave by the grace of nature, and those who are brave by an act of will. Norman Mailer, novelist, (1923-2007)


TRay said...

Well, it appears that like Ms. Brahler, Monsieur St. Laurent is living in my Normandy home AND my NYC apartment! Go figure...

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i guess i'm in the wrong business...i want to be able to afford that lifestyle!!