Yves Saint Laurent
Directed by Jalil Lespert
Cornerhouse, 23 March 2014
The film presents a portrait of the great French couturier, drawn largely from the viewpoint of the man who knew and loved him best.
Yves Saint Laurent comes across as a complex man and there is no doubt that his art transformed the world of fashion. He was gay, plagued with depression, worked as hard as a Trojan, was afflicted with genius.
There was a tragic aspect to his life, we’re led to believe, but isn’t tragedy just a matter of asking for too much? And who asks for less? There’s no doubt that his life was, on the whole, a fulfilled one. He bought a lot of beauty into the world.
A vivid portrayal, an engrossing film.