Yves Saint Laurent’s long-term partner, Pierre Bergé has prepared two important events to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the late designer. On June 1, 2013 Paris’ Mayor Betrand Delanoë has revealed a plaque that was placed at Saint Laurent’s former house at 55 Rue de Babylone. The plaque says “Yves Saint Laurent, French couturier, lived in this building from 1970 until his death.”
On June 10th, a private event will be held. Musicians and performers are expected to attend this event. Among the guests are pianist François-Frédéric Guy, violinist Renaud Capuçon, Guillaume Gallienne – the actor who will portray Berge on the upcoming YSL biopic.
Saint Laurent passed away on June 1, 2008 from brain cancer at age 71. He started the brand back in 1966, which was then called Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. And was then changed to Yves Saint Laurent. Hedi Slimaned returned to the fashion house in 2012 and renamed the brand to Saint Laurent Paris, saying it was a “retro branding" as the house was formerly named this.