zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Yves Saint Laurent: The movie

Like any other fashion addict, I'm always excited when a fashion themed movie is being realized in the cinema. On 10th April it's that time again. One of the most iconic designers ever, Yves Saint Laurent, gets his life turned in a biopic. And let's be honest, there's a story there. Yves Saint Laurent was an innovative designer. He dressed women in masculine suits and mixed couture with plastic accessories. His private life was very tumultuous as well; drugs, alcohol and parties were no rarity to YSL.

The movie is shot by Jalil Lespert and is about the early years of YSL's life. Apparently Pierre Bergé, Yves Saint Laurent's life partner, was moved to tears by this picture. The movie starts in French Algeria, the birth country from YSL. We see the young version from Yves Saint Laurent drawing in his childhood room. In the next scenes we see YSL working for Christian Dior and replacing the latter after his sudden dead.

During a society party Saint Laurent meets the man of his life: Pierre Bergé, who would become his life partner until YSL's death in 2008. This makes from this movie a love story as well. Bergé helps Yves Saint Laurent with the creation of his own fashion house but needs to pick him up as well after yet another exhausting fashion season.

I'm really looking forward to this movie. It's always interesting to get a view behind the scenes and find out who's the face behind a fashion house. Most designers are quite eccentric so they often a very interesting life stories as well. Underneath you can find some pictures and the trailer. Will you go to the cinema to watch this movie?

4 opmerkingen:

  1. Nice weekend for you as well! I follow you now, follow me back please @karenliesens

  2. Wow~~~ This looks soo interesting!!! I am definitely looking forward to watching this movie!! <3