Throwback Thursday: Yves Saint Laurent Polaroid by Andy Warhol


Talk about fashion royalty. Christie’s shared this casual portrait of designer Yves Saint-Laurent, shot by none other than Andy Warhol. The link between these two pop culture icons goes back to the 1970s and encapsulates a number of works.

A few years ago a 1974 series of Saint Laurent portraits by Warhol was set to be included in a retrospective at Paris’ Grand Palais. However, the late designer’s partner Pierre Bergé withdrew Yves Saint Laurent’s portraits when he discovered they would be placed in a section of the retrospective titled Glamor (where the portraits of several other prominent fashion designers like Giorgio Armani were hung), rather than being placed in the section titled Artists.

Photo courtesy @christiesinc.