Pierre Bergé: YSL Movie Reflects Truth

Sidaction Gala Dinner 2013 - Photocall. The film debuts in France tomorrow.


Pierre Bergé admits his time with Yves Saint Laurent was “no fairytale”.

A biopic, simply titled Yves Saint Laurent, will be released from tomorrow following the life of the late designer.

His onetime life partner and business partner Pierre, who co-founded the eponymous fashion house, is fully behind the film.

“The movie doesn’t take sides. It reflects a truth,” the 83-year-old told WWD.

“All men have a dark side and a light side. My life with Yves Saint Laurent was no fairytale. I wouldn’t change a thing. You know, when it’s not your project and you trust someone – Jalil [Lespert, director], in this instance – you have to accept things. You must not focus on details you dislike. Of course there are details I don’t like, but that is of no importance whatsoever. You have to take the movie as it is – as a whole.”

Pierre Niney takes on the role of Yves, while Guillaume Gallienne plays Pierre.

Seeing their lives on screen was a strange experience admits Pierre.

“I am blown away by Pierre Niney’s performance,” he marvelled. “It really disconcerted me; it even upset me, because it’s very difficult. At times, I thought it was Yves Saint Laurent himself. That’s huge.”

Of Guillaume he added: “I think he’s an extraordinary actor… It’s a lot harder [for me to judge his performance objectively], but I will say that I am moved to be featured in a biopic during my lifetime.”

The film debuts in France tomorrow.

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