The Temptation of Yves

In an age when bankers love to talk art and artists love to talk money, the line between commerce and creativity is not so much blurred as virtually erased. Take a look at Paris. The city of art museums is now a city of "brand museums"—foundations established to showcase the past and present output of a particular designer label. Louis Vuitton has one. So does the crystalmaker Baccarat and the silversmiths Christofle.

But while those museums display the work of generations of craftsmen, the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, tel: (33-1) 44 31 64 00, is dedicated to...

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