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Yves Saint Laurent

How 'Saint Laurent' fashions a film odyssey for a designer who changed how women dress

How 'Saint Laurent' fashions a film odyssey for a designer who changed how women dress

In a scene near the end of the film "Saint Laurent," a group of newspaper editors is scrambling to write an obituary of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, responding to a false rumor that he has died. Among those in the scene are the film's director, Bertrand Bonello, and his co-screenwriter, Thomas Bidegain. "I realized when you work on a biopic, it's like a journalist doing an obituary. You have two hours to say something about the life of someone," Bonello said recently, adding that he hoped to find an alternative to the more typically flat, linear recounting of a life. His film captures a tumultuous period when Saint Laurent's life and work were...

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