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The YSL Film: Smoking, Ennui, Beautiful Dresses, Gay Romance

There are not one but two Yves Saint Laurent biopics on the horizon, but this trailer is for the "authorized" version of events — the one Saint Laurent's partner, Pierre Bergé, approves of. Directed by Jalil Lespert and featuring Pierre Niney as the legendary designer, this film, which is in French, mostly deals with the early days of Saint Laurent's career; in 1957, he became the head designer at the House of Christian Dior at the young age of 21.

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While this is obviously just a snippet, the film looks gorgeous and, frankly, checks off so many items on my list of things i like to watch on screen: smoking, French people in chunky glasses, Paris in the '60s, fashion, boys making out. I was sold pretty early on in the trailer, and even more so when YSL shouts "laissez-moi tranquille!"

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Angst!

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This hat!

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The infamous nude shoot!

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ENNUI!

So excited.

[Glamour]

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kaykaysayshey
Kaykay says spring is here

The French release date is 8th January, and the US release date is still TBC. I don't know if you guys tend to dub or subtitle foreign films, so if it's a dub you might have to wait a while. Or see if you can find it in Version Originale beforehand.

I hope it's better than the film they did on Coco Chanel - the costumes were gorgeous, but it was incredibly dull.