French director Jalil Lespert will make a movie documenting Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge's 50 year relationship.
Yves Saint Laurent will be the subject of an upcoming film directed by Frenchman Jalil Lespert.
The film will focus on the late designer's romantic relationship with his long-term partner Pierre Bergé, who has given the film his approval.
"I have often been proposed to make a fiction film about Yves and myself, explained the president of the Fondation Pierre Bergé. I had never been convinced of the different projects. Lespert Jalil came to see me with his sensitivity, his enthusiasm, creative vision, I realised that I had before me the director can tell this story. I said yes.," Bergé told French website lefilmfrançais.com . As yet there is no release date or further information about the actors that will be involved in the film, but we think The Artist's Jean Dujardin would make a good Yves Saint Laurent.
The two men met in 1958 while YSL was working at the house of Dior. Four years later they set up the YSL design house together and went on to create ground-breaking designs such as the sheer blouse, jumpsuit and the infamous Le Smoking tuxedo. They remained a couple until YSL's death in June 2008.
Another YSL movie is also said to be in the works. Director Bertrand Bonello is rumoured to be working on a separate film which looks at the brand's launch in the Sixties, although Bergé has not given the project his approval.