14th July 2014 sees the release of the must see fashion film of the year, Yves Saint Laurent. A fillm that documents the untold story of the incredible late designer himself, based on the book by Laurence Benaim.
Starting in 1957, the film follows the career of YSL from the beginnings at Dior all the way through to the legendary Ballet Russes collection in 1976. With a chic Parisian backdrop, the elegant styles of the 1950’s and the musical brilliance of jazz, the uncertainty, excitement and thrill of the times.
Directed by Jalil Lespert (Headwinds) the film charts Yves, played by new comer Pierre Niney (It Boy), meeting Pierre Bergé, Guillaume Gallienne (Marie Antoinette), his future love and partner in the business. Three years after meeting Pierre they created one of the most iconic brands in the fashion industry, changing the way women dress.
Featuring some of Yves Saint Laurent’s most breathtaking pieces this film is one for fashion lovers far and wide, stylistic and iconic, much like the man himself.
The unpredictability of the music fuels the journey that the legendary man takes, finding his way through a world that is in itself, ever changing and full of surprises. Unsurprisingly the clothes are simply stunning, an evolution from the beginnings of Dior is quite something to see. An incredible story of a visionary that changes the rules, to paraphrase the movie, he shows innovation from within the House of Dior that was rigid and classic, YSL stepped out from behind that curtain to create something different, tantalising and amazing.
Yves Saint Laurent is a certificate 15, runs approximately 105 minutes and is in French. It comes with a number of special features detailed below:
- The Making Of Yves Saint Laurent
- Interview with Betty Catroux
- Interview with Audrey Secnazi and Violetta Sanchez – Learning How to Draw Like Yves Saint Laurent/Learning How To Walk On The Catwalk
- The Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation reveals it’s secrets
- Interview with author Laurence Benaim
- Interview with Pierre Bergé