Tuesday, May 24, 2011

L'Amour Fou: Yves & Pierre

Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge, his partner in life and business, are the subjects of this interesting documentary that falls short of being the amazing fashaganza it should have been...considering.
Considering the homes, the objet d'art, the drugs, the glitterati, and the clothes, clothes, clothes.It's all there on the screen but muted through the prism of Pierre's mourning for his life companion, who died at the age of 71 in 2008.
The documentary is organized around the sale of art and furnishings that decorated the men's three homes, in Paris, Marrakesh and Normandy, and although they collected many of the 20th century's great artists, the furniture and accessories left the Movie Slut cold.
She wanted to see more fashions, more glamor, more models strutting down the catwalk, more celebrities sashaying in YSL's incredible creatings.
"L'Amour Fou" is a perfectly serviceable biography, but if it's chic you're craving, check out "Valentino: The Last Emperor," a veritable orgy of organza.

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