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L'amour Fou (Not Rated)

French with English subtitles

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The public life of Yves Saint Laurent was as extravagant as it was decadent. As a design prodigy (he took over designing for the house of Christian Dior at age 21) and then the grand couturier of a fashion empire, he influenced fifty years of style—but few are familiar with the private life of the legend. Pierre Bergé, the man with whom YSL shared four decades of his life and love, reflects on the equally extravagant history of their personal relationship. Their three lavishly-furnished houses (in Paris, Normandy and Marrakech) are toured. Framed around the 2009 auction of the fabulous, priceless art collection amassed by the couple over several decades (including works by Brancusi, Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse, Braque and Mondrian), this extraordinary documentary provides an unprecedented look at the life of a mythic personality, whose personal life matched his public for elegance, extravagance and passion. L'Amour Fou is a must see for fans of documentary film and fashion die-hards alike. With appearances by Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and Catherine Deneuve; directed by Pierre Thoretton.