L'Amour Fou

01/12/2011

Yves Saint Laurent L'amour flu by Pierre Berge documentary
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.

Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge
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.


Available to order via amazon, photo of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Berge from Yves Saint Laurent's Studio: Mirrors and Secrets

11 comments:

  1. What a beautifully written post - i would love to see the film and will def make a note of it xx

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  2. One of my best friends gave me this DVD for my birthday and I love it. As you said, it was the perfect way to celebrate the lives and love of two extraordinary persons. Very delicate and moving.

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  3. I would love to see this documentary. I'm adding it to my list. In fact I haven't seen too many documentaries on fashion and I need some great recommendations like this one. xo

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  4. Extraordinary talented fashion mind and absolutely one of the mostly great designers!!!

    What a wonderful film!
    Thank you,dear LR for share,

    Love and blessed days to you,
    ***Violetta***

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  5. Wow. This looks breath-taking. Can't wait to see it! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a great post. I just found your blog when we were both featured on IFB this week. I'm now following. Stop by my blog some time and say hi (and follow back if you're interested).
    Sarah
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  7. Can't wait to see that documentary! Wonderful post ;-)

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  8. So strange! I was actually looking at a dress like this one for a 1960's show I am working on! I LOVE this one. Cool story too!

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  9. Anything that dwells on the background and history of designers is always interesting to me. beautiful post!

    xx
    Heel in MInt

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  10. I really need to see this documentary! I can't believe I haven't seen it yet...

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  11. WOW! I need to get this. What an amazing story. I love looking into people's lives. I knew his fashion, but didn't know the man. Thanks for showcasing this.
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