Yves Saint Laurent

Original, provocative, eccentric, inspiring. Shy, reclusive, unbalanced, withdrawn. That was one of the most talented designers in the fashion world. That was Yves Saint Laurent.

Yves Saint Laurent
France 2014
  • Czech
106 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Yves Saint Laurent heads to Paris at the age of 17 and becomes an associate of Christian Dior. He is considered one of the best fashion designers of his time. In November 1957, at the age of just 21, he is asked to oversee the fashion house of the recently deceased Christian Dior. Laurent becomes the new artistic director. He immediately presents his first haute couture collection, which becomes an instant hit. During the fashion show, he meets Pierre Bergé, his future love and partner in life and business. Three years later, they create the Yves Saint Laurent brand together. Laurent suffers from depression and gets high on alcohol and drugs. Despite his inner demons and doubts, he manages to turn the sleepy world of fashion upside down. His name becomes a symbol of creativity and luxury. His designs change and create new trends in fashion.

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Director: Jalil Lespert
Based on: Laurence Benaïm
Screenplay: Marie-Pierre Huster, Jalil Lespert, Jacques Fieschi
Cinematography: Thomas Hardmeier
Music: Ibrahim Maalouf
Sound: Vincent Guillon, Stéphane Thiébaut
Editing: François Gédigier
Production Design: Aline Bonetto
Producer: Yannick Bolloré
Co-production: Julien Deris, Franck Elbase, David Gauquié, Sylvain Jouannet, Nadia Khamlichi, Nicolas Lesage, Etienne Mallet, Adrian Politowski, Gilles Waterkeyn
Costumes: Madeline Fontaine
Cast: Pierre Niney, Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon, Laura Smet, Marie de Villepin, Nikolai Kinski, Ruben Alves, Astrid Whettnall, Marianne Basler, Jean-Édouard Bodziak

César Awards

2015 – Pierre Niney (Best Actor)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.