Yves Saint Laurent: L'Amour Fou (2010)
Sunday 30th October 2011
The public life of Yves Saint Laurent was as extravagant as it was decadent, as a design prodigy and then the grand couturier of a fashion empire which influenced fifty years of style - but few are familiar with the private life of the legend. Directed by Pierre Thoretton, Yves Saint Laurent: L'Amour Fou is out to own On DVD on 21st November 2011 from StudioCanal.
Fashion icon Yves Saint Laurent met businessman Pierre Bergé at Christian Dior's funeral in 1957. What resulted was a relationship that would span five decades and one that would revolutionise the fashion world and indelibly change the way women dressed. After resigning his position as the head of the House of Dior, the precocious Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Bergé went on to found the House of Yves Saint Laurent in 1962. It was a label that soon became synonymous with style, elegance and innovation. As YSL trail blazed through the fashion world, Bergé acted as CEO of the company. Throughout their partnership, they were avid collectors of art, spending a large portion of their wealth amassing a collection that would rival the best galleries, featuring works by Picasso, Matisse and Brancusi to name just a few.
Upon Laurent's death in 2008 Bergé decided to sell the couple's beloved collection. It is through this momentous auction and using rare archival footage as well as interviews with those closest to him that we're offered a never before seen and deeply intimate look into the life of fashion icon and the relationship between these two remarkable men. L'amour Fou is a wonderful tribute to beauty, elegance, decadence and a man who so perfectly captured all these things.
- Monsieur Saint Laurent, as seen by the people who worked with him
- Homage to Mondrian by Yves Saint Laurent
- Yves Saint Laurent - The Tuxedo Suit
- Seven never-before-seen vignettes on Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé's extravagant homes and art collection
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.