Movie Review: Yves Saint Laurent


Directed by Jalil Lespert, movie- Yves Saint Laurent (2014) received seven nominations at the 40th César awards, and Pierre Niney won the Best Actor of the year 2015. A French movie, accompanied with good looking French men and women, and the couture and the fashion business during the 1960s.

Our editorial were invited to attend a movie night at Alliance Français in Singapore. Though it was our second-time for YSL movie, we still like the movie very much so. The movie spoke much of the inner struggle and thoughts of a perfectionist, Yves Saint Laurent, a creative designer who was very well read and managed to infer his ideas back and forth from pre-existing elements in ancient culture. 

His ups and downs of his career- dismissal from Dior, and the influence he received from his friends, beautiful colleague Victoire, his best friend and long-term partner; Pierre Bergé were shown in the 104mins movie. There was no much of a background about Pierre Bergé, but it was obvious that he was the accountant, the business talker and the manager of Yves and the company- Yves Saint Laurent. If the story followed Yves’ biography and it was directed down to every detail, Pierre Bergé should be considered a God sent gift to Yves and to save Yves from further drama in his life.

The movie was very well produced, not only because it was about a renowned designer who managed to open his first company YSL logo-by-name Yves Saint Laurent at the age of 26, but also the portray of homosexuality, fashion and a rather extreme inner religion towards perfectionism were nicely projected on the screen.


Alliance Français is showcasing a list of French movies as part of Voilah! 2016 festival. Refer to their website for tickets costing and list of movies. 

Acknowlegement: 

Special thanks to Alliance Français in Singapore and Voilah! 2016

Source: NaoRococo

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