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R. I. P. Yves St. Laurent

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The second documentary, Yves Saint Laurent: 5, Avenue Marceau, 75116 Paris, uses a more direct approach by observing the designer at work. In this rare and intimate look, we watch the three month creation of Laurent’s final season (Winter 2001) in a house bedecked with fabric, his drawings and his crew-sewing his designs on the living model who will waltz in for the master’s approval. Sitting back with his Boston terrier happily chewing on a toy, the chain smoking fashion icon occasionally stands to adjust, alter or praise a garment. You’ll have to be a hard core fashion maven to enjoy over an hour of these inner workings, but if you are, the document is both absorbing and oddly comforting. And again, it is like a dream-especially when Catherine Deneuve is filmed trying on various items in the dressing room, picking her favorite suits and dresses and chatting about, of all things, her hens. 

Review of Yves St. Laurent Documentary

Boston Terrier photograph by Antique Dog Photographs at Flickr


Written by aterrier

June 3, 2008 at 12:15 pm