The film Yves Saint Laurent has already had its UK cinema release, but it doesn’t arrive in in the US until July. As a result it’s got a new trailer which may slightly try to hide the fact it’s all in French, but does acknowledge Laurent was gay.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Paris, 1957. 21 year old Yves is catapulted to international stardom as the successor to Christian Dior who has recently died. At his first catwalk show he meets Pierre Bergé, who will become his lover and business partner, and begins a relationship that will change his life forever. Just a few years later however he’s subjected to the public humiliation of being fired. Refusing to succumb to his critics and self-doubt, he creates the Yves Saint Laurent fashion house and presents the first-ever ‘ready to wear’ collection, shocking the world of couture.
‘YVES SAINT LAURENT follows the designer as he attempts to democratise fashion against the backdrop of Sixties’ liberation, battling his personal demons to build an empire that would be renowned for liberating women all over the world.’
It’s the year for Yves Saint Laurent in film, as beyond this film there another, currently titled Saint Laurent, which stars Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal), Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Jérémie Renier (In Bruges) and Lea Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Color). That one’s due either towards the end of this year or the beginning on 2015.