GOING ONCE…: The denouement at Yves Saint Laurent couture is finally playing out its final moments. Most remaining employees are slated to exit 5 Avenue Marceau for the last time next Thursday, some nine months after the legendary couturier staged his retirement collection.

What comes next? The designer and couture chief Pierre Bergé remain mum on their intentions, but the rumor mill is churning possibilities galore. Sources say the fabled premises are being considered for the YSL Museum in the remote and industrial 19th arrondissement. Meanwhile, Bergé’s eponymous auction house is gearing up for its first sale. Word has it the Plaza Athenee hotel will play host Dec. 5 to 10.

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