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Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani rolled out the red carpet for a party at Palazzo Litta on a balmy night in Milan Sunday to fete 40 years of...

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Bergé's one-page editorial relates their meeting and makes passing mention of difficult times due to Saint Laurent's nervous depression, alcohol and drugs. "I helped him to overcome his fears and if one day, we decided to live separately, we never separated," Bergé writes. "We shared everything, anxieties, hopes, joys but also houses, paintings, objects of art. Sometimes lovers." Bergé refers to the couple's decision to be united in France's civil union, or PACS, as a "logical progression." He also divulges that he and close friends chose not to tell Saint Laurent he was suffering from an incurable brain tumor. Recalling the designer's pride in renovating the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Bergé concludes; "One must be wary of shy people, they are the most forceful." — Ellen Groves

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