In Pierre Thoretton’s mesmerizing film, L’AMOUR FOU, the 52 year love story between fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent and industrialist Pierre Berge is recounted with poetic beauty and tragic power. In its uncompromising depiction of the pressures which tortured Saint Laurent, as well as the glamour which fatally drew him in, it is also one of the best fashion films ever made.
Read my interview with Thoretton in FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL here
and to read my review of the film, also in the latest issue of FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL, click here
Integral to Saint Laurent’s personal happiness as well as his professional success was Loulou de la Falaise, with whom he worked for decades, producing line after line of garments which forever changed the way women dressed. de la Falaise, one of the chicest women in the world, is also that rarity in fashion: a genuinely nice, very real and incredibly intelligent person.
In the late 1970s, particularly, there simply was not a more glamorous woman alive. Here’s why:
with lifelong friend and fellow immortal fashion icon, Marisa Berenson. In those halcyon 1970s fashion days, women like them, Marina Schiano, Elsa Peretti, Paloma Picasso, and the bevy of thrilling models Saint Laurent used – Grace Jones, Kirat, Mounia, et al. – possessed the kind of glamour and chic few so-called stars possess today, with their armies of stylists, who hold utter, often quite boring sway over them, turning the red carpet into one big yawn. Those ’70s girls didn’t need a red carpet – wherever they went simply BECAME a major event by virtue of their utter individuality and bold sartorial creativity.