Thursday, 28 May 2009

Yves Saint Laurent 1992 Documentary

Yves Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve; Image from In Style.

Credit is due to Bryan Boy for unearthing this amazing documentary about Yves Saint Laurent from 1992 (then the 30th anniversary of the house of YSL), and if you read his fabulous blog you'll already have seen this back in April, but the reason we've re-posted it is that we finally just got round to watching it in its entirety, and it is just incredible. If you haven't seen it already, you've just got to set aside about an hour to watch it.

Saint Laurent truly, truly was one of the greats, if not even The Great, of 20th Century fashion, and although the documentary's outlook isn't always glowing (it was made towards the end of his career, as his influence was declining, and shortly before the house was sold off by Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé) it offers a tantalising look back to the heyday of Saint Laurent, when his shows really seemed more sensational than anything we see today. Although he rarely speaks to the camera, there is some great footage of Saint Laurent (also look out for Suzy Menkes and Anna Wintour..)

We simply can't state enough how worth watching this is..

We're gushing uncharacteristically now, but he really was such an incredible, rarefied person, whose genius may never be matched, and this documentary serves as a good reminder of that.

Related Posts:

Yves Saint Laurent's Paris Apartment.
Yves Saint Laurent's Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for reposting this. very interesting to see. and you really see how loyal his friends were to him, something that i think is hard to find in general, but i imagine esp. in the "fashion world"