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


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


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


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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SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND: Her GOP challengers attack her on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'.

FIRE TORNADO: It's that hot and dry in Sao Paulo.

BULLDOG: Takes in Family Guy.

YVES ST. LAURENT: Apparently singlehandedly destroyed the ozone layer.

Records Set as Yves Saint Laurent Estate Auction Defies Recession


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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Road NYT Op-Ed: A compromise on same-sex marriage? "It would work like this: Congress would bestow the status of federal civil unions on same-sex marriages and civil unions granted at the state level, thereby conferring upon them most or all of the federal benefits and rights of marriage. But there would be a condition: Washington would recognize only those unions licensed in states with robust religious-conscience exceptions, which provide that religious organizations need not recognize same-sex unions against their will. The federal government would also enact religious-conscience protections of its own. All of these changes would be enacted in the same bill." Pam: Flawed...

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Road Yves Saint Laurent art auction expected to bring in $250 million: "A large portion of the proceeds is to go to a foundation to support AIDS research." His longtime partner Pierre Berge talked about the collection last December: "I’m very happy to have made with Yves one of the greatest collections of the century. In a few years, I will be very pleased to see at an exhibition the label ‘Provenance Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé.’ In time people will tell one another, ‘You really should know about these two guys, who lived in the 20th century in Paris.’ I don’t believe in God. I only believe in human beings, in memory. That’s all. The memory will persist."

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Leonardo Road Possible self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci discovered in southern Italy: "The damaged oil-on-panel portrait was discovered by Nicola Barbatelli, a medieval historian, while he was researching the archive and picture collection of an aristocratic family at Acerenza (population 3,000), an ancient village perched on a rock above the river Bradano near Potenza in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. The family has asked to remain anonymous."

Road Michael Jackson planning "biggest comeback in history": "In one of the most lucrative music deals ever, the cash-strapped singer is reportedly on the verge of securing £1.5million-a-night to perform. Sources close to the negotiations have dismissed rumours of recent ill health and say a deal is weeks from being announced. The residency at the 20,000-seat arena will eclipse the longest run of 21 shows at the arena by U.S. singer Prince in 2007. Jackson is said to favour London over a U.S. venue because he still enjoys huge popularity across Europe."

Road Dallas Voice interviews U.S. Congressman Jared Polis.

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Road Medical examiner details injuries of Ryan Keith Skipper, says slain man tried to fight back: "Deep cuts and slashes covered his back, neck and shoulders. He also had small bruises on the back of his head from falling or from someone hitting him, Volnikh said. It was the cut to the throat that killed the 5-foot, 10-inch man, Volnikh testified. The cut was 3.5 inches deep. A blade tore through his skin, tissue, muscles and, more fatally, an artery. Skipper quickly bled to death."

Eclipse Road Japanese probe photographs penumbral lunar eclipse as it orbits the moon.

Road Relatives remember Harvey Milk: "The first time I ever met Harvey was at our wedding. He flew in from California to be our best man. He was already in the Navy, a deep-sea diver. I thought he was very stunning when I saw him. He came in his Navy uniform and seemed to be charming, very charming."

Road Arkansas Presbyterians approve gay ordination: "Arkansas Presbyterians voted overwhelmingly Saturday for a constitutional amendment to allow noncelibate homosexuals to serve as deacons, elders and ministers in the Presbyterian Church (USA). The lopsided 116-64 vote surprised leaders of the Presbytery of Arkansas, a collection of nearly 100 congregations spread across central and northern Arkansas.  'It tells me that there’s no predicting the Holy Spirit,' said Interim General Presbyter Sallie Watson, shortly after the vote. The presbytery, which has roughly 15,300 members, had narrowly rejected a similar proposal in 2001."

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