The first of two biopics documenting the life of Yves Saint Laurent hits New York City theaters this weekend. This one, simply titled Yves Saint Laurent, was produced by The Weinstein Company and was made with approval from the fashion house—unlike Saint Laurent, due out in the fall.
While the film obviously spends a lot of time looking at some gorgeous clothes, the meat of the story is the relationship between Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, with whom the designer was involved for work and play.
"[Phillipe] Niney delivers an uncanny impersonation of the ultra-sensitive, mercurial YSL, while Guillaume Gallienne is equally excellent as the cooler-headed Bergé," writes The Cut of the lead actors.
You can catch the subtitled movie at the Film Forum on West Houston Street starting tomorrow.
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