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New 'Saint Laurent' Biopic Gives a Noir Feel To Fashion Icon: VIDEO

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Yves Saint Laurent, the renowned French fashion designer — celebrated for bringing stylish, ready-to-wear clothing to high-end consumers and using non-white models — has an artistic biopic coming out called Saint Laurent.

The trailer is entirely in French, but the editing and camerawork give it the feel of a noir thriller. Another biopic about the famed designer also came out earlier this year.

Laurent and his long-time partner Pierre Bergé joined in a French civil union a few days before Laurent died of a brain tumor. The auction of his estate brought in over $522 million.

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'Yves Saint Laurent' Takes on the Life and Love of the Famed Fashion Designer: VIDEO

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A new trailer (a foreign one appeared last year) has hit the runway for Yves Saint Laurent, a film about the late fashion designer which chronicles the rise of his career and his longtime love affair with partner Pierre Bergé. The film stars Pierre Niney as Laurent and Guillaume Gallienne as Bergé. It's directed by Jalil Lespert, and set for release in 2014.

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Yves Saint Laurent Biopic Chronicles Designer's Career, Love: VIDEO

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Here is the first subtitled trailer for Yves Saint Laurent, a biopic about the late fashion designer which chronicles the rise of his career and his longtime love affair with partner Pierre Bergé, whom he eventually joined with in a "civil pact of solidarity" shortly before his death in 2008. The film stars Pierre Niney as Laurent and Guillaume Gallienne as Bergé. It's directed by Jalil Lespert, and set for release in 2014.

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Hedi Slimane's First Ad for Saint Laurent Paris is Nude Musician

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A much-anticipated campaign from Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent Paris made its debut today, and features musician Christopher Owens.

WWD writes:

The pale flesh, long hair and cushions bring to mind the famous nude fragrance ad from 1971 of the founding couturier — although only Owens’ torso is visible. Saint Laurent — Slimane’s new moniker for the Yves Saint Laurent collection and stores — is spelled across the opposite white page, with the word "Paris" underneath. A YSL spokeswoman described the campaign as “institutional,” to convey an atmosphere, with the Owens spot the first of 15 different images. Future campaigns are to feature Saint Laurent fashions.
 
Owens was until recently the lead singer of the San Francisco band Girls, and he has been photographed previously by Slimane, who plans to continue working as a photographer in addition to his role as creative director of YSL.

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Records Set as Yves Saint Laurent Estate Auction Defies Recession

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Matisse's 1911 oil painting ''Les coucous, tapis bleu et rose'' (The Cowslips, Blue and Rose Fabric) set a record for the artist, selling for $41.1 million at Christie's art sale from the estate of Yves Saint Laurent. Records were also set for Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, James Ensor, Piet Mondrian and Giorgio de Chirico. The auction's first night brought in $264 million:

"Pierre Bergé, who was Mr. Saint Laurent’s business and personal partner for many years, said in a brief interview that he was very happy with the results. 'But you have to know that I’m very cool about things every day,' he said. He was more emotional later at a brief news conference. 'The day Yves Saint Laurent died, I decided this collection had run its course,' he said. 'It was something we created together.' Mr. Saint Laurent died last June at 71. Mr. Bergé said he explored the possibility of creating a museum for Mr. Saint Laurent’s fashion and art collections but that the project proved too difficult. 'Selling it was the only possible solution,' he said. The proceeds, separate from the commissions that his own company, Pierre Bergé & Associés, will presumably share with Christie’s, are to go to the foundation he established with Mr. Saint Laurent, to various cultural projects, to charity and to found a new research center to combat AIDS."

A Telegraph report on the auction and a video tour of the couple's home, AFTER THE JUMP...

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