Pierre Bergé is a French businessman, co-founder of the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house in the 1960s. Born in Arceau in 1930, he had a business relationship with the designer nicknamed YSL, but also a love affair. Shortly before Yves Saint Laurent’s death in 2002, the two men joined forces in a civil solidarity pact. Pierre Bergé is a gay activist and owner of the magazine Têtu. This man, who is politically on the left, is also an important patron of associations fighting against racism and AIDS. He co-founded Sidaction in the 1990s. A few years later, he became its president. Pierre Bergé also revealed his muscular dystrophy to France Inter in 2009. At the same time, he provoked controversy when he accused the Telethon of “parasitizing the generosity of the French. These comments earned him a libel suit from the French Association against Myopathies. In love with the media, Pierre Bergé bought the newspaper Le Monde in 2010, with Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse.
On the private life side, in May 2017, Pierre Bergé confirms his marriage with the American landscape artist Madison Cox, celebrated on March 31, 2017. He had previously shared the life of Bernard Buffet for ten years, and then that of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent for fifty years.
On September 8, 2017, Pierre Bergé died at the age of 86 in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.