L'amour fou

L'amour fou

DVD - 2011 | French
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"Few, if any, changed fashion like Yves Saint-Laurent did in the 20th century. ...follows the indelible icon through the eyes of lifetime love and business partner Pierre Bergé--from his early days as a design prodigy for Christian Dior through his decades as the face of a fashion empire. ...captures the complete man behind the monogram, whose private struggles with depression and substance abuse often underscored his triumphs and innovations"--Container.
Publisher: New York : Sundance Selects : MPI Media Group, c2011
ISBN: 9780788613951
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: L'amour fou


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Oct 03, 2017

Very disappointing film because I really wanted to explore YSL's fashion more than anything. But this movie is all over the place. What I got was a movie that gave pretty much equal time to YSL's fashion, his life, his husband, their art collection, selling their art collection, his homes, his friends, and so on. What's worse, very little is placed in context of the world around him and the timeline zigs and zags all over the place too. There is some very cool archival footage - like a massive show of his collection in a stadium with hundreds of models - but that, like so much in this film, is just presented without little explanation, context, or connection. Hope someone makes a better YSL documentary some day.

Sep 08, 2017

I watched and enjoyed "L'amour Fou" for the first time yesterday but today read at nyt.com that its narrator, Pierre Berge, has just passed away. R.I.P.

The touted subject of the film is fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, but Berge as long-time lover and business partner is an interesting character as well. (He's certainly quotable!) The film is beautifully shot, the residence interiors are exquisite, and seeing a French president at the designer's funeral helps sum up what Saint Laurent was to France and the world.

May 27, 2017

Whether one is interested in fashion or not this is a really extraordinary film about the decades long love affair between Yves and Pierre: two really interesting creative people, who shared a life of beauty as expressed in Yves' designs and their private art collection that is to be sold on Yves' death. Truly wonderous !

Jun 26, 2013


Mar 03, 2012

Beautiful spare documentary on Pierre Berge and his life with Yves St. Laurent. Intermingled with scenes of the Christie's auction of their serious collection of objets d'art is the story of how together they built the house of couture and lived their lives. Moving yet not overdone or trashy. Worth the watch.


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