Posted by Penny Cropper on August 24, 2010
As part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Festival, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image will be screening a controversial documentary on the life and work of Yves Saint Laurent, the last documentary to portray the couturier at work.
Director Olivier Meyrou’s film, Célébration, was banned in France because it was considered too biting, but will be showing at Melbourne’s Federation Square during August and September as part of the ACMI’s season of documentaries celebrating fashion from around the world, titled Fashion Icons on Film.
Made of a two-year period and following Sain Laurent’s working and private life, the film reveals the man behind the legend, digging deeper than the designs that made him an icon, to expose a tortured artist and a fragile man.
Check the ACMI’s website for more info and don’t miss this fascinating film delving into an extraordinary, mysterious man.