AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 23-29: YVES SAINT LAURENT

Opening June 25, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Yves Saint Laurent, French director Jalil Lespert’s richly evocative period piece that provides an intimate glimpse at the life and career of the legendary fashion designer and purveyor of luxury goods. Pierre Niney stars as Saint Laurent, with Guillaume Gallienne as his life-long partner, Pierre Bergé. Replete with drama, it’s a fascinating tour of the world of fashion. Read on…

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L’AMOUR FOU (2010) – Retroview by Jennifer Merin

Yves Saint-Laurent was a talented and troubled man, and nobody knew him better than his longtime business partner and lover, Pierre Berge. Interviewed after Saint-Laurent’s death for L’Amour Fou, Berge tells all — about the brilliant and beloved designer’s reaction to fame and to failure, about his shyness and deep depressions, about his psychotic episodes and seeking seclusion.

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