First Look: YSL Biopic Trailer

Don’t get me wrong. If I was spiritual, I would totally subscribe to the scripture of Hedi Slimane, the current Creative Director of Saint Laurent Paris. Sometimes I think (and possibly worry) that his time at Dior Homme in the early millennium were the happiest seven years in my life—as Meryl Streep in The Hours so aptly put it, “It never occurred to me it wasn’t the beginning. It was happiness. It was the moment. Right then.” And like, he’s doing some pretty great things at Saint Laurent right now too, right? This morning, though, after watching the new trailer for Jalil Lespert’s film on the parisian house’s founder—one of two different films on Yves Saint Laurent releasing next year—I’m admittedly torn. Almost like a child forced to choose between two parents he clearly loves, I do not know which mastermind’s camp to align myself with more. With the cinematic drama of Lespert’s revisualization of 1960’s Paris, the nostalgic resurgence of classically androgynous YSL, and the miraculously accurate and Laurent co-founder and former life partner Pierre Bergé-approved portrayal of the designer by french actor Pierre Niney, it will be interesting to compare tradition with Slimane’s grungy, modern take next season. I guess we’ll have to wait until next year—or at least next Fashion Week—to see.

The movie Yves Saint Laurent releases in France in early 2014 and then in the US later that year.

Images courtesy of SND.