04 November 2011

L'Amour Fou

when Yves Saint Laurent left his house, retiring in 2002, he read a statement  saying "I had the luck at 18 to become assistant to Christian Dior, and to succeed him at 21 and to meet with success from my first collection in 1958. That will be 44 years in a few days. Above all it was Christian Dior who was my master and who was the first to reveal the secrets and mysteries of haute couture."

but is was this that stayed with me- "Marcel Proust had taught me that the splendid and pathetic family of the neurotic is the salt of the earth."
How much this said about this man's Life-his Genius.

watch L'Amour Fou, Pierre Thoretton’s hypnotic documentary about Yves Saint Laurent narrated by his partner in all things, Pierre Berg√©.

it is available streaming on netflix
other little augury posts on Saint Laurent here


  1. What an amazing love and partnership they had!! One stimulating the other to greatness, Thank you. Mary

  2. HOW have I not seen this film yet?! I keep saying I want to and somehow it never happens. Thank you for reminding me, yet again...
    I'm so pathetic- I don't even know how to do netflix streaming or any of that stuff but I will enlist my son's help THIS weekend!

  3. I really enjoyed the documentaries about Valentino and Karl Lagerfeld. Can't wait to find a couple of quiet hours for learning more about Yves. A genius indeed.



  4. A great man!
    I love YSL and his work!
    Very beautiful style!
    Have a good evening!

  5. Still waiting for the dvd to arrive. Now even more impatiently.



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