While Yves Saint Laurent is an icon of the fashion world, the name Pierre Bergé perhaps doesn't roll off the tongue quite as easily. But it was Bergé, Saint-Laurent's partner in life and business, who helped the YSL brand become synonymous with haute couture–and who, through the establishment of the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, ensures that the legacy lives on.
In addition to a well-curated roster of temporary exhibitions, visitors can also see and walk through Yves Saint Laurent's studio, which is filled with the items and ideas that inspired him, as well as personal art pieces and several of his award-winning fashion pieces. There is also the meticulously maintained couture salon, where clients would come to see private fashion shows of his latest collections. Some of his famous sketches are on display as well!
A full-price ticket to the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation is 7€, with discounts for students and those under 25. It is located at 3 rue Léonce Reynaud in the 16th arrondissement and is only open when there is a temporary exhibition, so it is necessary to find out in advance the opening times. It is also closed on every major national holiday.