Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Berger, and Andy Warhol at a party in 'le Palace' in 1977 in Paris, France.
Andy Warhol's pop art subjects included the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, but even Yves Saint Laurent was one of them too. In the early '70s, rumors spread that the designer didn't like Warhol's multicolored portraits of him. To prove the gossip was untrue, Saint Laurent penned a handwritten letter to the artist explaining how he really felt about the four silkscreen portraits, since he knew the chatter was upsetting Warhol.
The letter explained that the gossip was "stupid rumors" and that he was in fact fond of Warhol's paintings. "I love them; I admire you; I am your friend," Saint Laurent wrote in the message, mailed from Paris on July 31, 1974.
This message, as well as others including a letter from Mick Jagger, will be displayed in an exhibition called "Letters to Andy Warhol" that ran at Cadillac House in New York until December 24.
A preview of the letter from Yves Saint Laurent to Mr. Andy Warhol, posted July 31, 1974, Paris.