The public life of Yves Saint Laurent was as extravagant as it was decadent, as a design prodigy and then the grand couturier of a fashion empire, he influenced fifty years of style – but few are familiar with the private life of the legend. In Pierre Thoretton’s L’Amour fou, Pierre Berge, the man with which YSL shared four decades of his life and love, reflects on the equally extravagant history of their personal relationship. Framed around the 2009 auction of the priceless, elaborate art collection amassed by Yves and Pierre personally over several decades, this extraordinary documentary provides an unprecedented look at the life of the mythic personality, whose personal life matched his public for elegance, extravagance and passion.
An Official Selection of the Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals, L’amour fou is an un-missable film event for fans of documentary film and fashion die-hards alike. L’amour fou is now playing in select theaters.
Read Time Out New York’s **** review.