How did Lespert manage to make such a boring film about one of the more interesting figures of contemporary French fashion? Yves Saint Laurent was incredibly innovative and changed the fashion landscape, both with his clothing designs and his use of models of color. It's shame that this meandering film never quite broke the surface to become more than a superficial, shallow biopic.
The film has most of the elements you'd expect to find in a biopic of such an influential fashion designer: beautiful shots of beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes. Pierre Niney and Guillaume Gallienne give strong performances.This is definitely watchable, it just could have been better.
Started off positive, the colour is nice and sets the scene well, thanks to the accompanying sets and beautiful outfits. The lead performance is strong and I liked all the jazz music, but unfortunately this becomes a run of the mill biopic, and therefore doesn't grab you.
Pierre Niney gives a chameleon like turn here as Saint Laurent and makes the film something more than just another biopic. Time periods are well captured by director Lespert especially in the early going when fashion shows were in an intimate setting. Performances all around are top notch and despite a hasty ending the film is all around satisfying.
A pretty good fashion biopic. The performances were all great, and of course the costuming was immaculate, but I just felt there was something slightly lacking. I can't pinpoint exactly what, but it lacked that certain je ne sais quoi a fashion film needs to be truly outstanding.