Glitz, glamour and gaiety: Yves St Laurent comes to Queer Screen
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Glitz, glamour and gaiety: Yves St Laurent comes to Queer Screen

LAST UPDATED // Friday, 30 May 2014 12:14 Written by // Cec Busby

“Yves St Laurent is an exquisite looking film based on the personal and professional life of the iconic fashion designer,” Queer Screen board member Paul Kennedy told GNN.

Kennedy said he is looking forward to presenting an exclusive advance screening of the film to Queer Screen members and friends next week. ”We're back at the Verona for a night of style. Join us in the bar before this charming film for cocktails and canapés,” he enthused.

Directed by Jalil Lespert, the bio pic reveals the life of prolific French Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who was thrust onto the world fashion scene at the age of 21 when he was chosen to run acclaimed fashion house, Dior.

During his triumph there, Laurent meets Pierre Bergé. Lovers and business partners, together they create the Yves Saint Laurent company and revolutionise the world of fashion.

The film is an epic odyssey of love, creation, glamour and style; with a privileged insight into the mind of a great visionary. Receiving full support from Pierre Bergé and the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, the filmmakers utilise breathtaking original YSL designs, including the acclaimed 1976 Ballets Russes Collection, and film inside Laurent’s opulent homes from Paris to Marrakech.

Yves St Laurent will screen on Wednesday June 18 at 6.45pm. The next Queer Screen fundraiser will be a screening of Scott Grachett’s acclaimed documentary, The Rugby Player, about Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham. Visit queerscreen.org.au for more information.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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