Yves Saint Laurent

DIRECTOR: Jalil Lespert

A gorgeous, sumptuous biopic about an extraordinary artist, Yves Saint Laurent tells the story of the fashion legend’s career and his decades-long love affair with Pierre Bergé. In January 1958, Yves Saint Laurent—at merely 21 years old—was unexpectedly called upon to oversee the legendary Paris fashion house established by the recently deceased Christian Dior. With the presentation of his very first collection for Dior, he became a darling of the haute couture elite. And it was while mounting this groundbreaking show that he was introduced to Bergé, who was to become both the love of his life and his lifelong business partner. Three years later, the two founded the Yves Saint Laurent Company, which would rapidly become one of the biggest luxury brands on the planet. Yves Saint Laurent is a fascinating look at the making of an icon. And the immaculately re-created costumes make it a must-see for any fashion lover. Director Jalil Lespert delivers a visual feast—with a full portion of the glamour and beauty of haute couture’s golden age, as well as a very compelling look at the intricacies of living and working in that world. The film is anchored by subtle, pitch-perfect performances by Pierre Niney as Saint Laurent—the actor is a dead ringer for the slender, neurotic genius—and Guillaume Gallienne as Bergé.

In French with English subtitles.

AT&T Audience Award Text Voting Code: F145

Co-presented by:
Alliance Française de San Francisco

Sponsor: Ubisoft

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