Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love, will now also boast one of the world’s most impressive art collections. Forbes reported today that Judge Stanley Ott upheld his ruling that allows the Barnes Foundation to move its estimated $25 billion art collection from the suburb of Merion, Pennsylvania five miles away to downtown Philadelphia. While it seems that the Barnes has won this ongoing legal battle, opponents to the relocation are vowing not to back down.
When fashion impresario Yves Saint Laurent was once asked to name his favorite poet, he paused for a moment, smiled and spoke Pierre Bergé’s name in a soft tone. This “poet” was the designer’s devoted companion for over fifty years. He was also the impresario that ran the logistics of the Yves St. Laurent Couture House from day one in 1961 until its final bow in 2002. But his was probably his knack for finding the right word at the right time that enabled both their business and romance to last.