3 posts tagged "Gaspard Ulliel"
Remember that other Yves Saint Laurent biopic that was announced last year? The one that didn’t get Pierre Bergé’s seal of approval? Well, the trailer for the film, which stars Gaspard Ulliel as the designer and Léa Seydoux as Loulou de la Falaise, hit YouTube today. And, featuring one minute and 50 seconds of sex, snakes, and cigarettes, it’s decidedly racy. In all seriousness, the latest movie explores the darker side of Saint Laurent’s life and relationships, which is likely why it didn’t get the thumbs-up from Bergé. But the approved flick, titled Yves Saint Laurent, didn’t really get the thumbs-up from critics and received mixed reviews. Somewhat ironically, the unapproved film, like the modern-day incarnation of the fashion house, is simply called Saint Laurent. Watch the trailer, above.
Yves Saint Laurent has exerted a strong pull on moviemakers. In 2010, he was the subject, along with partner Pierre Bergé, of Amour Fou, Pierre Thoretton’s documentary. Now he’s getting the biopic treatment, courtesy of director Bertrand Bonello (House of Tolerance). And for the role of Yves? French actor Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising, A Very Long Engagement) who has done a few rounds on the fashion circuit as well—for Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld selected Ulliel to front Chanel Bleu for Men, and Lagerfeld, as any devoted fashion historian knows, maintained a well-publicized rivalry with Saint Laurent during the ’70s. Could this latest box office turn send Ulliel spiraling out of the Kaiser’s favor?