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Yves Saint Laurent is back in the spotlight, but this time, not because of controversial grunge-on-the-runway shows from Hedi Slimane. Two biopics about the late designer’s life and inspiration are slated for release this year, and only one of them has a seal of approval from Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergè.
Say what you will about Hedi Slimane‘s collection for Saint Laurent fall 2013, the only opinion that matters is Pierre Bergé‘s, the lifelong partner of the late designer Yves Saint Laurent. And Bergé’s thoughts, as expected, are nothing short of supportive and praise-worthy.
If anything can blow all of the Hedi Slimane drama out of the water, it’s this twisted dispute over a multi-million dollar collection of Yves Saint Laurent‘s original sketches and writings. This has to be one of the greatest mysteries fashion has seen in a long time.
Not everyone is upset about the changes going down at Yves Saint Laurent — Pierre Bergé is all about it.
Pierre Bergé celebrated his late partner’s legacy last week at the opening of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibit at the Denver Art Musuem. But while the night was indeed an homage to Saint Laurent’s work, Bergé couldn’t dodge questions about YSL’s new creative director, Hedi Slimane.
There are a lot of people who wish really, really rich guys had to pay higher income taxes, and it turns out Pierre Berge, former CEO of the storied fashion house Yves Saint Laurent, is one of them.
L’Amour Fou — the French documentary about the decades-long relationship between the late Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé — opens in theaters in the United States on Friday, but in the meantime, Bergé sat down with the New York Times to talk about the film and what it revealed about their tumultuous relationship and Saint Laurent’s troubles with depression.
This Thursday, March 10th, amidst the fashionable mayhem of the fall Paris fashion shows, the largest retrospective of the Yves Saint Laurent’s work will debut in an exhibition at the Petit Palais museum in Paris.