Cast: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon
Director: Jalil Lespert
Running Time: 100 minutes
Synopsis: A fascinating film about the life of French haute couture fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, it begins in 1953 as the 18-year-old wins a major fashion prize that puts him on the course to take over the Christian Dior legacy at the incredible age of 21. Here he meets both tremendous success and Pierre Bergé, patron of the arts and future love of his life and business partner. They will never leave each other's side. Three years later, they created the Yves Saint Laurent company which was to become one of the most famous brands in fashion and luxury. Despite his doubts and own demons, Yves Saint Laurent revolutionised the world of fashion, competing with his friend and fellow designer Karl Lagerfeld for many decades. Yves Saint Laurent tells an epic odyssey of creation, love, glamour and fashion. It gives us a privileged insight into the mind and life of one of the greatest artists, designers and visionaries of our time, culminating in the acclaimed 1976 Ballets Russes Collection.
The film received the full support of Pierre Bergé himself and the Foundation of Yves Saint Laurent, allowing the filmmakers to utilise original YSL fashion and designs and to film inside Laurent's opulent homes from Paris to Marrakech.
Yves Saint Laurent
Release Date: June 26th, 2014