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The actors: gallerist Larry Gagosian, designer Issey Miyake, lovers Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé, architect Kazuyo Seijima and the pilot of the world’s fastest sailing yacht, Alain Thébault. The stage: from Venice to St Tropez. The set: various architect-designed structures. The costumes: from origami-style collapsible fashion to sea-worthy wind breakers.

YVES SAINT LAURENT & PIERRE BERGé: MAD LOVE

The relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé was based on much more than art or even fashion. As a new documentary by Pierre Thoretton attests, the pair shared a “l'amour fou” (mad love) that defined their lives.

HYDROPTèRE: WINGS ON THE WATER

The fastest sailing boat in the world flies above the water at a speed faster than the wind. Luxuryculture.com reports from aboard Hydroptère at Les Voiles de St Tropez, and talks to its founder and pilot, Alain Thébault.
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LARRY GAGOSIAN: THE COLLECTOR BEHIND THE DEALER

On the eve of the opening of the ninth Gagosian Gallery in Paris, the famously press-shy über-art dealer Larry Gagosian is revealing a rare glimpse of the man behind the brand in the first exhibition of his private collection.

VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE: A PHOTO REPORT

The 12th Architecture Biennale in Venice has been curated by Japanese architect Kazuyo Seijima of SANAA. We select some of the most innovative international design talent at the show.

ISSEY MIYAKE: SKILLS, WISDOM & PASSION

A forthcoming exhibition at Issey Miyake’s 21-21 Design Sight museum in Tokyo questions the future of manufacturing through innovative origami-style objects that magically morph into dresses, handbags and lanterns.