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Celebration
Dir.: Olivier Meyrou | 74 minutes

Celebration

France 2018 | 74 minutes | French | Hebrew, English subtitles

In 1998, Yves Saint Laurent set out to create what would become his last collection, shortly before the brand carrying his name, the last of the world’s great fashion houses, was sold to Gucci. It was the end of an era, and French director Olivier Meyrou was behind the scenes documenting Saint Laurent and those around him in the twilight of the empire. However, the legendary designer appears to be far from the image he reflected: fragile, temperamental, quiet, and lacking in grace. It is no surprise, therefore, that Pierre Bergé, Saint Laurent’s life and business partner, suppressed the film for years. Now, two decades after the film was made, and a decade after Saint Laurent’s death, we can unveil a fascinating portrayal of one of the key figures in haute couture of our generation.