French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge has died aged 86: foundation

French businessman Pierre Berg? poses on February 11, 2015 at his office in Paris. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

PARIS, Sept 8, (AFP) – The French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge — the brains behind the Yves Saint Laurent empire — has died aged 86, his foundation said Friday. Berge, the longtime partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, died in his sleep early Friday at his country home at Saint-Remy-de- Provence in southern France, the foundation said.

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