Meeting Andy Warhol

Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé met and befriended Andy Warhol in 1968. Warhol stayed in Paris for two weeks while he was filming L'Amour in autumn 1970 and spent a lot of time with the couturier, whom he considered to be “the most important French artist. Warhol and Saint Laurent, who were both shy, shared many similiarities beginning with their respective roles in changing the fashion and values of their time.

In 1972, Warhol painted a series of portraits of Saint Laurent. He later made portraits of the couturier’s bulldog Moujik in 1986.

He was a complete artist. Not just a painter, but an artist. His films, his posters, everything was about generosity. And madness. You certainly cannot be an artist without being a little bit crazy…

Yves Saint Laurent.