BOHO LEO HOME … Yves Saint Laurent
Celebrated fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was born on August 1, 1936 with Sun, Mercury and Venus in Leo [flamboyant creativity] and Moon in Capricorn [earthy practicality]. Bohemian individuals always have Uranus feature strongly in their birth chart and Yves had Uranus square his Sun and trine his Moon, making him an innovative trendsetter who relished breaking the rules.
He was the first French couturier to release a ready-to-wear line; he introduced the tuxedo suit for women; and many of his collections caused great controversy. With his Mars in Cancer he also had a great passion for interior design, and the photos above show his gorgeous getaway in Morocco.
His holiday home in Marrakesh [Marjorelle] was an Art Deco style villa surrounded by lushly exotic gardens. It was a wonderful expression of his Sun, Mercury and Venus in dramatic fire sign Leo … there was nothing restrained here. Opulent orientalism reigned supreme, and the colour palette was predominantly warm reds, oranges and ochres. And his Capricorn Moon was also evident in the use of earthy colours and textures, plus the abundant use of antiques, timber and tiles. The last three photos are of the ornate library which Yves called his “favourite room in the world.”