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As if there wasn’t enough controversy surrounding the renamed Saint Laurent fashion house from the public battle between new creative director Hedi Slimane and The New York Times’ fashion journalist Cathy Horyn, now a bigger story is spinning. Four years after the death of the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, there is a huge dispute surrounding his portfolio of sketches, many containing very mature content. An ex-partner claims ownership of the 400-item elaborate portfolio, while Laurent’s long-time lover Pierre Bergé alleges the sketches have been stolen. Allegedly, Fabrice Thomas, who worked for the designer for a stint and then became his lover in the ’90s, gave the portfolio to another former lover, a German businessman who remains anonymous.
No, this isn’t a scenario for a Hasbro Clue game, instead it’s the whirlwind drama engulfing the late designer’s estate. An investigation is underway.
Here are a few images of the missing sketches.