New YSL Movie Review

ysl moviesI am sorry to say that I was very disappointed with the recently released movie about Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). I felt it focused too much on what went wrong in his life, as opposed to all that went right! Sometimes out of the bad news comes good; this negative experience suddenly reminded me of a 2 disc DVD documentary about him that I purchased in 2008. It was at the De Young Museum when they had a fantastic exhibition of his clothing. If you want to know more about Yves Saint Laurent, either about the man himself or about how he worked, this documentary includes both. By using rare footage of him being interviewed and designing, it is a valuable peek into the life and work of one of the most influential designers in the history of fashion.


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5 responses to “New YSL Movie Review

  1. Thanks for providing an alternative.

  2. Ernest Siravo

    Is this the same documentary

    Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:13:35 +0000 To:

  3. YES, that is the 2004 documentary of Yves Saint Laurent

  4. Elaine C Johnson

    What’s the name of the DeYoung documentary, Hella? I saw that exhibit more than once and loved it. In fact, went to it with a PSC graduate and had great discussions of the various harmonies of the pieces.

    • Yves Saint Laurent – His Life and Times/5 Avenue Marceau 75116 Paris is the name of the 2004 Documentary that I am referring to. It is not about the DeYoung museum exhibit from 2008. I happened to discover it at that time in their gift shop. Sorry for the confusion, sure wish they did make a documentary of that exhibit. I went to see it many times as well!

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