Designer Markup on YSL's Paris Apartment?
Legendary fashion designer Yves St. Laurent's duplex apartment at 55 Rue de Babylone on Paris' fashionable Left Bank hit the market this past week for $34.6 million
. This listing price reflects what appears to be a substantial markup from the $18 million valuation that was cited for the same property this past spring, when French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy
were reportedly seen viewing the apartment as a potential lovers' retreat from their official Elysée Palace-residence.
St. Laurent, who died in June 2008 at the age of 71, recently topped Forbes
magazine's list of high-earning dead celebrities
for 2009--a distinction that was garnered after record-breaking auctions of the late designer's art, antiques and decorative objects netted more than $400 million this past February.
For more images of St. Laurent's home, visit VanityFair.com.
Saint Laurent's Paris Home Is Listed for $34.6 Million
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Yves Saint Laurent's Paris Apartment for Sale