Ever since we heard that not one, but two biopics about the life of the legendary designer Yves Saint Laurent would be hitting the silver screen this year, we've been watching to see what would make one different from the other. The first, "Yves Saint Laurent," was officially approved by Saint Laurent's long-time business partner and lover, Pierre Bergé, and given access to the YSL archives. It was released last month.
Now the trailer for the second film, simply called "Saint Laurent," has hit the web. It's entirely in French, no subtitles, but it's clear that this one takes a more dramatic turn, with allusions to the designer's troubled relationship with Bergé and his lifelong battle with substance abuse. It suggests there may be less of a focus on Saint Laurent's actual designs (which is just as well, since Bergé did not grant them access to the archives).
This film, however, has a more star-powered cast: César-award winner (and erstwhile Chanel campaign star) Gaspard Ulliel plays the designer; "Blue Is the Warmest Color" star (and Prada face) Lea Seydoux plays muse Loulou de la Falaise; and model Aymeline Valade plays model Betty Catroux. Two-time César nominee Jérémie Renier plays Bergé, and Louis Garrel (who is basically the most gorgeous Gallic actor on the face of this planet) plays Jacques de Bascher, who was also infamously involved with Karl Lagerfeld before his death in 1989.
Regardless of it's "unofficial" status, it looks like a good movie. Check out the trailer above.