In 1965, François-Xavier Lalanne created a bar for Saint Laurent. The next year, Bergé published a review of his dear friends' exhibition at Alexandre Iolas Gallery in Combat magazine praising their innovative, imaginative work. In 1969, for his fall-winter collection, Saint Laurent invited Claude Lalanne to make metal castings of the female torso to adorn the bodices of his muslin dresses. Over time, acquisitions and special commissions grew as much as their friendship: a flock of wool sheep, mirrors for the music room, marble birds for the terrace, a duck table surtout with water lilies for the dining room, and finally a last mirror for the living room of Tangier.
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