In an effort to immerse myself in French, I randomly decided to watch the most recent biopic on Yves Saint Laurent. I figured I would enjoy it–it’s about fashion and in the language I’m learning! The movie was released in 2014 and is set in the 50’s. I honestly enjoyed it, and without giving away details, here’s why.
I love learning the French language. By no means is it easy, though. I never really watch international movies, but this one was easy to follow (even if you watch without subtitles). I felt like I could easily relate to the movie and read the emotions even though I’m not fluent in French yet.
I believe the story about Yves was told beautifully. The actors perfectly incapsulated emotions and events. Yves Saint Laurent was thrown into a high position at only 21 years old–I couldn’t imagine being in his position and keeping my sanity. There were a couple moments where I was lost, but only for a minute. Some of the scenes jumped rather quickly, but I tied them together.
The fashion. Y’all! It was amazing. Even though the movie is set in the 50’s, I would wear some of the fashion he had on the runway back then. It was so clean, crisp, and consistent. The movie shows the fashions that thrusted him to the top, and there’s no doubt that they were revolutionary.
If you’re just as interested in this movie as I was, check it out on Netflix! It was truly a great movie.