Documentarian Olivier Meyrou was imbedded within the house of Yves Saint Laurent from 1998 to 2001, the designer’s last years at the maison he founded with Pierre Bergé. Unsurprisingly, neither of the principals was in top form during these years of final decline, and—displeased with the results—Bergé suppressed the commercial release of the footage.
Since his death all legal barriers have been cleared, and the paradoxically titled CÉLÉBRATION opened this week in Paris.
Through November 20.
50 rue Rambuteau, 3rd, Paris.
11 rue Jules Chaplain, 6th, Paris.
Q & A’s with Olivier Meyrou at Beaubourg on November 15 and 20.
Stills from Célébration. Image credit: Hold Up Films.