Breaking news: Pierre Bergé, Co-Founder of Yves Saint Laurent has died, aged 86

Breaking news: Pierre Bergé, Co-Founder of Yves Saint Laurent has died, aged 86

A change in French fashion

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Image: Reuters

Just weeks before the Saint Laurent show during Paris Fashion Week, the industry has suffered another tragic loss as an iconic and much-loved Co-Founder passes away...

The fashion industry is in mourning after news broke that Yves Saint Laurent Co-Founder, Pierre Bergé, has died from a long battling sickness at age 86. Known for once saving the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech — a dedicated space for Yves Saint Laurent's life and luxury — the French art enthusiast, who died in Saint Rémy de Provence, gained international recognition after launching the eponymous label with his partner, Yves Saint Laurent, who passed away in 2008. 

Anthony Vaccarello, Yves Saint Laurent's Artistic Director spoke about Pierre Bergé, saying: "It is with a deep emotion that I have learned of Pierre Bergé's passing, 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."

While no further details have been announced, discover Pierre Bergé's two current projects under the Fondation Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent, which are currently being held in Marrakech and Paris. 

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