Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The YSL Connection

The Bachelor's step-mother gave him the C&B Italia sofa that currently resides in his apartment. When I met with her, she told me that Yves Saint Laurent collected the same furniture. I tried to find a photo of it earlier this year but to no avail. So I almost fell off my chair when I saw the photo above of Yves that was taken by Horst in the Grand Salon of his apartment in Paris for a November 1971 Vogue spread. Not only is it the same sofa but it's the exact same color, see below. I'm not sure The Bachelor will appreciate the connection but I think it's pretty darn cool!

One of my savvy readers alerted me to another photo of the C&B Italia sofa that was posted on 2THE WALLS. It was originally published in Architectural Digest in 1976 and looks fabulous!

11 comments:

jezebel said...

I posted about Yves yesterday! "What Yves Loved," was quivering with his presence.

Habitually Chic said...

Jezebel,

I wrote about Yves yesterday and the day before. Great minds thinnk alike. I personally love the sarcophagus.

Lauren said...

that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

The 1970s quality of the piece really makes sense when you see it in that first photograph.

maison21 said...

how freakin' chic is that? love the leather tufted modern sofa with the mirror mantle, rock crystal obelisks and slightly creepy goose statue.

Habitually Chic said...

Lauren - I think so too!

Habitually Chic said...

Anonymous - Yes, looks less 70's when mixed with other pieces. Could also be Yves hippie hair ;-)

Habitually Chic said...

Maison21 - You have to read the entire article and look at all the other photos! So ridiculously chic!

P.S. C&B Italia furniture is worth A LOT of money today so if you ever come across a piece in your travels, buy it up on the spot! The tag on the sofa is under the right cushion. Bonne Chance!

Carrie said...

That is pretty cool!

hansaxel said...

I had never seen this. YSL looks awesome in this gentleman-hippy look... And the sofa is a clever pick: the bachelor's mother is truly a style expert

the sweet life with olives said...

oh it might be lost on the bachelor but it is super darn cool!

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