The Life of Yves Saint Laurent is Up for Auction

 - Dec 1, 2009   Updated: Jun 21 2011
References: ysl & telegraph
After the recent passing of one of the greatest style icons of our time, the entire life, it seems, of designer Yves Saint Laurent is being put on the auction block at prestigious Christie's auction house.

Furniture, paintings, lamps, chandeliers, and statues from the house of Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge are set to be auctioned off in Paris from November seventeenth, to the twentieth.

Implications - When icons pass away, the fans of the person feel a strong desire to purchase products that will keep the memory alive. Companies can capitalize on this by making products that are seen as a tribute to the deceased icon. Ideas such as auctions prevent some fans from purchasing as they may not have the funds, therefore, highly sought after mementos need to be affordable.