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The fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent once declared of his partner Pierre Bergé: “The world will talk about a Goût Bergé, just as it speaks of a Goût Noailles.”

As the $484 million auction of the couple’s art collection at Christie’s in 2009 can attest to, this “Bergé taste” is the epitome of a keen eye, and a penchant for objects with great history and pedigree. Over the next two years, more examples of Bergé’s fine collectibles are scheduled to go under the hammer in Paris, this time at Sotheby’s — in the form of 1,600 precious books, manuscripts and musical scores from his personal library that date from the 15th to the 20th century.

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More than 480,000 people visited Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A, making it the most visited paid-for exhibition at the Museum ever. The exhibition was the only major UK retrospective of the work of the visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, widely celebrated as one of the most innovative designers of his generation. 

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty was originally presented at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2010. The exhibition has been open at the V&A since March 14, operating for more than 1,000 hours for public opening and private events.

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Iris van Herpen’s work has always pushed the boundaries of art and fashion, being so often more conceptual than wearable, so it seems fitting that her oeuvre will soon be presented stateside in an exhibition.

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta announced November 20 that it will exhibit the work of the cutting-edge Dutch fashion designer, who was the first to successfully embrace 3D-printed fashion, and was most recently inspired by the Large Hadron Collider for her Spring-Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection.

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On September 12, “Second Floor -- The Private Apartment of Coco Chanel” will open at the Saatchi Gallery in London, providing a first ever glimpse into the home of Coco Chanel. The  iconic fashion designer’s abode at 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, which remains in its original condition, was captured by the filmmaker and photographer, Sam Taylor-Johnson. While a privileged few have been granted access to the apartment, Chanel’s home has never been open to the public.

“Second Floor” will present 45 photographs that reveal how Chanel lived and decorated.

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An upcoming jewelry exhibition co-curated by the fashion designer Carolina Herrera sheds new light on the Italian Duke Fulco di Verdura, who can be credited with changing the look of 20th century jewelry through his innovative idea to combine precious gemstones with yellow gold.

Born in 1898 to Sicilian aristocracy in Palermo, Verdura was most known for his influences by surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, with whom he collaborated on a collection that was exhibited at an art gallery in New York in 1941. One of the highlights in the exhibition is his “Medusa” brooch (pictured left),which comprises 13 intertwined snakes made of 14k yellow gold and cabochon ruby eyes, framing a miniature painting of Medusa by Dalí set with a 73-carat Morganite.

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Pittsburgh’s Warhol Museum is kicking off its year-long 20th anniversary celebration with a multimedia exhibition titled “Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede.” The show examines the interconnected lives and creative practices of the iconic Pop artist, Andy Warhol, and Halston, a popular American fashion designer.

Warhol and Halston met in the early 1960s, but nearly a decade elapsed before the pair became friends. The duo went on to develop a creative dialogue that would last until Warhol’s death in 1987. Halston, an avid collector of Warhol’s art, was one of the Pop artist’s favorite subjects. Warhol even devoted an entire chapter of his book, “Exposures,” to Halston, who he deemed the “first all-American fashion designer.”

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