December 12, 2019 - 6:30 pm
Away from public view, Yves Saint Laurent draws his latest sketches, surrounded by those who have always supported him—seamstresses, assistants, models. He is about to leave a world from which he is now detached.
From the high of an extraordinary runway show celebrating France’s 1998 World Cup win to fittings with his muse and friend Laetitia Casta, Olivier Meyrou’s documentary “Celebration” offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look of Yves Saint Laurent’s last few years of genius at the helm of his self-made fashion behemoth, before his exit from the house in 2002.
“Saint Laurent was essential to 20th-century culture, and ‘Celebration’ shows the inevitable fading of glory as well as the enduring features of his life’s work.” —Glenn Kenny, New York Times