Yves Saint Laurent / 5 Avenue Marceau

05/02/2016

Yves Saint Laurent / 5 Avenue Marceau / Best fashion documentaries via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
An address as special as my recent find - a documentary I always wanted to see yet only managed to find last Wednesday and the one I will treasure from now on. This is a a glimpse into the rooms of 5 Avenue Marceau and the daily routine of the most iconic Parisian fashion houses where Yves Saint Laurent his team are working on the Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection.

Frankly, I find it difficult to choose the right words that would truly describe what I am feeling about this film directed by David Tebol in 2000 and hardly ever mentioned (if at all) in the recent years. Until now I've read so much about Yves, collected so many photos of both himself and his work, but nothing has prepared me to actually see him design - a part of fashion history that will never repeat itself, a moment we are fortunate enough to witness. 

Yves Saint Laurent at his studio photographed by Alexandra Boulat via The Mirror & Secrets  via www.fashionedbylove.co.uk
And then there's an atmosphere of the atelier. It's calm, there's "dark humour" and a laughter, there are tears, but very scarce, the studio with the famous table and mirrored wall, Moujik resting on his cushion, Loulou de la Falaise and her bundles of jewellery, the cigarette smoke, and phone ringing and the sounds of Paris outside the window, and then there's so much love and respect shared between the designer and his team, premiers and models that you can't help but feel it in your heart. Reading about this special bond in The Mirror & Secrets was one thing, watching it - is a totally different practically out of body experience.

I know it's grainy, I know it takes an hour, but I promise you that it will be one of the most enjoyable hours you'll ever spend in front of your screen. It's available on youtube - just follow the link to watch.

P.S. Oh, and look for a familiar face... Remember Florence Chehet, one of the premiers from the Dior & I documentary? Looks like her story began at Yves Saint Laurent... 

Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection
Photo source: the label of Yves Saint Lauren couture dress via 1stdibs, Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2001 couture collection via stylebistro, Yves Saint Laurent at his studio photographed by Alexandra Boulat via The Mirror & Secrets and VIIPhoto

9 comments:

  1. Need to watch it too! Plus, this collection has been one of the best ever from the maison. Happy Weekend NAtalia! xo

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  2. Как интересно! Я даже не знала, что была такая интересная коллекция с ландышами. Совсем недавно нахваливали одного российского дизайнера, который в своей работе использовал эти цветы... а оказывается такую вышивку уже Ив делал :))

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  3. It could take days, and I wouldn't care if it was grainy - I'm so glad you've found this because I absolutely must watch it!
    xox,
    Cee
    PS: Hope everything is okay with Oscar...!

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  4. Bookmarked the link! Going to watch it maybe this weekend. Will let you know my thoughts.

    Luxessed

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  5. Sounds like an interesting documentary!

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  6. so nice pics ;-)


    xoxo


    i invite to me too


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  7. For me Yves Saint Laurent belongs to the very best designer brands and therefore I understand absolutely you have been so happy!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  8. I have actually never since this SS01 runway before ! I am amazed :) thanks for sharing.

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  9. Thanks for sharing the documentary Natalia. I can't wait to watch it.
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