They met in 1958 and spent fifty years together until death of Yves Saint Laurent that parted him from Pierre Berge, his only true love. It was Berge who spent every day of his life supporting the designer, taking care of everything that would allow Saint Laurent to concentrate on his passion or find a much-needed sanctuary whenever the reality was overwhelming. It was Berge who closed Saint Laurent’s eyes for the last time and it was him who decided to tell the story of their relationship full of discoveries, passions, glamorous living, triumphs and failures.
The deeply moving documentary takes us through the designer’s life told by those who were the most close to him, with Berge taking the lead followed by Saint Laurent’s muses Betty Catroux and Loulou de la Falaise. The memories become alive through a rare archival footage, tours around Saint Laurent and Berge’s lavishly decorated homes, personal photos as well as an amazing collection of art objects acquired by the couple throughout their partnership that Berge decided to auction and use the money to fund the AIDS research. Although Berge admits that the collection “no longer means anything" and he doesn’t know the feeling of nostalgia, one can’t help but feel that he’s holding back something very precious that he’d rather keep inside his heart rather than share it with the world.