Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé spent their lifetime collecting art and photography. Their philanthropist efforts brought them to fund one of London’s National Gallery rooms, still named today after the celebrated French fashion designer among other sponsoring initiatives around the world.
Continuing this long tradition of fostering visual arts, Saint Laurent Rive Droite, located Rue Saint-Honoré in Paris, features the inaugural exhibition curated by creative director Anthony Vaccarello. The show, on view until September, features works by Helmut Newton, Daido Moriyama and Hiro which explore themes of seduction, the female body and power.
Unique blue-chip furniture pieces by the likes of Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouvé, sourced from the Patrick Séguin Gallery and Jousse gallery, dialogue with legendary works by Helmut Newton such as Eiffel Tower (1974) and Daido Moriyama, including Tights (1987), lent by the Hamiltons Gallery, London.
In 2006, Anthony Vaccarello won the first place for a collection presented at the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography. Hence his sharp eye for photography and his sense of artistic curation. More than a commercial spot, Saint Laurent Rive Droite becomes a cultural destination.