Casey Kaplan

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Garth Weiser's commission for Saint Laurent, Paris

Garth Weiser featured in Vogue Paris

Hedi Slimane reshapes Yves Saint Laurent couture

Constructed in 1685, Hotel Senecterre is one of the jewels of Saint Germain and its classic French architecture has been meticulously restored over the last three years under the creative eye of Hedi Slimane. From the garden, returned to their original plan with the help of a historian, to the carefully sourced Age of Enlightenment chandelier, via modernist furniture by Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux and a minimalist diptych commissioned from artist Garth Weiser, the Saint Laurent creative director has designed a space that’s both timeless and perfectly aligned with the spirit of the label: a subtly twisted classicism, a heritage reinterpreted and enriched with a couture offering that has been entirely reshaped since the house closed its couture operation in 2012.

The Atelier is spread across three floors, with the Salon Couture on the first and the Atelier Flou and Atelier Tailleur on the second and third. The one-off womens and menswear pieces, produced on the decision of the design and couture directors will all be numbered and given the iconic Yves Saint Laurent label in ivory silk, for close friends of the house only. Going beyond traditional couture, the label embodies the ultra-confidentiality of Saint Laurent luxury, now housed in Left Bank address at the height of Paris exclusivity.