Is 2014 the comeback year of Yves Saint Laurent? It is in terms of movie releases and a Wonderful Time experience.
Yves Saint Laurent in the movies
The life of Yves Saint Laurent — born Yves Henri Donat Matthieu-Saint-Laurent in French Algeria — is indeed the stuff movies are made of. He was, by many respects, one of the greatest fashion designers in history, whose influence will surely inspire the fashion industry for many years to come. It’s no surprise that “YSL” is one of France’s symbols of national pride.
There are no less than two biopics about the legendary designer released this year: Jalil Lespert’s, Yves Saint Laurent released in early January, and Bertrand Bonello’s, Saint Laurent, which is coming out on the 24th of this month.
Of course, those aren’t the only movies about Christian Dior’s original successor: Pierre Thoretton’s L’Amour Fou was released in 2009, and David Teboul’s Yves Saint-Laurent: His Life and Times and Yves Saint Laurent 5 avenue Marceau 75116 Paris were released in 2002 and 2004, respectively.
Explore the life of Yves Saint Laurent with a fashion historian
The latest cinematic production looks to be entertaining, but if a crowded movie theater isn’t your idea of a learning experience you’ll never forget, then how about a personal storytelling experience on the life and times of Yves Saint Laurent.
Wonderful Time talent, Nathalie, a former fashion designer and professor of Fashion History in Paris, will first meet with you in a grand hotel and initiate you on the illustrious life of Yves Saint Laurent over a drink. She’ll share anecdotes and insights about the artist’s long career, and, yes, the scandals too. Ask the professor all the questions you want— class is in session.
Where it all happened: Fondation Pierre Bergé–Yves Saint Laurent
Nathalie will then whisk you away to Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent for a private guided tour of the designer’s own studio, living spaces, and library.
You’ll get to see and touch the very things the master himself worked by. No movie — no matter how good the props and CGI — will give you that kind of experience.
But don’t take our word for it, find out for yourself, and do let us know how it went.