[REVIEW] Yves Saint Laurent


By Sameera Afzaal

Yves Saint Laurent, an international brand that became famous from humble yet not so humble beginnings. This luxury fashion house is among some of the most famous labels to date; Chanel, Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Louis Vuitton. The brand is now at the heart of fashion, embraced by editors, bloggers and society at large. Today many endure to be part of the beauty that was the oeuvre of the late designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent.

Yves Saint Laurent was and still is referred to as “The Prince of Fashion” and a “fashion prodigy,” He was a soul that knew about “beauty.” Beauty that amazes, beauty that is worn, beauty that hypnotizes the masses, and beauty that becomes a multi-million dollar brand. This movie is an exploration into a time when recognition of such beauty not only came with inevitable criticism but also a psychological battle on personal circumstances. It is a buoyant vision trying to understand where the humble beginnings of this fashion house came from and a treat when the secret to the success is subtly revealed. It is only a glimpse but worthwhile, for 110 minutes you will be lost in a world of French where comprehension will come from a mutual love.

3.5 Stars