Monday, May 30, 2011

crazy love

L'amour fou = crazy love or mad love
This is next on my movie list et une chance de pratiquer votre francais! (a chance to practice your French)
Yves Saint Laurent left a fashion legacy. He also left behind an extraordinary collection of art. In L'amour fou, Saint Laurent's partner in business and life, Pierre Bergé, made the choice to auction off the collection after Saint Laurent's death in 2008. It was considered "the auction of the century." Bergé talks about their relationship in both respects—from meeting Saint Laurent after his dismissal from Dior to starting up their fashion house and, of course, the art that they amassed. The collection started in the 1950s and included works ranging from Picasso and Matisse to Egyptian sculptures.
The art collection is impressive, but it represents more than just two collectors—they're the puzzle pieces that form a picture of a unique, half-century partnership. Carefully crafting a loving and well-deserved tribute, director Pierre Thoretton stunningly blends Bergé's interviews, rare archival footage, and incredible access to their homes to make what amounts to more than a biography. He captures a love story—a so-called crazy love—of art, fashion, and the two men who loved both and one another.
--David Kwok


Toni said...

That looks terrific! I guess I will have to join netflix to see it or ask someone who has netflix to get it for me. I too loved Yves Saint Laurent's clothes for the most part although they were never made for curvy figures. They were beautiful none the less.

Anonymous said...

I went to see L'Amour Fou last night. It was interesting. Didn't show alot of his fashions but scanned his life with his partner Pierre. They had an incredible art collection at all their homes in Paris, Bretagne, and Marakesch (sp). It was almost too cluttered IMO! Said he was only happy a couple times per year, and depressed the rest of it! Of course he had alcohol/drug issues too for awhile. Glad I saw it. Happy Friday.


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