2014 saw the release of not one, but two biopics about the legendary French designer Yves Saint Laurent. The first, entitled ‘Yves Saint Laurent’ was released earlier this year, provided with official approval of the designer’s lover and business partner Pierre Berge. This production also had access to the house’s archives.
The second film ‘Saint Laurent’ (for which you can view the trailer below) is an unofficial biopic, directed by Bertrand Bonello. It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and competed for the coveted Palme d’Or award. The cast features Gaspard Ulliel as Yves Saint Laurent and actress of the moment Lea Seydoux of ‘La Vie d’Adèle’/'Blue Is The Warmest Colour’ playing Loulou de la Falaise, the designer’s muse.
Watch the trailer below for a glimpse of the decadent world of fashion in the 60s and 70s at the height of YSL’s success. The only drawback is that you need to be bilingual as the trailer is entirely in French and lacking in subtitles. Otherwise just relax and admire the garments.