Meeting François Mitterrand

In 1984, Pierre Bergé met François Mitterrand, who had been elected president of France three years earlier.  

I didn’t know François Mitterrand … . I had obviously followed his career with much interest. And then one day I met François Mitterrand through Jack Lang. And right then, things completely changed. … One doesn’t decide to be friends with the President of the Republic … You become a close friend of President Mitterrand because it was what he wanted and had decided. 

Pierre Bergé, À voix nue.  

In 1987, Pierre Bergé and Georges-Marc Benamou established the monthly magazine Globe, which supported Mitterrand’s reelection in 1988.