First look: 'Yves Saint Laurent'

First look: 'Yves Saint Laurent'

Played to perfection by Pierre Niney

Image: Allocine

Despite its arrival to movie theaters being January 8 2014, the Yves Saint Laurent film directed by Jalil Lespert has already received critical acclaim. The biopic recounts the turbulent life of the famous French couturier, whose work was heavily influenced by his personal life.

The trailer begins in 1957 as Yves Saint Laurent, played beautifully by Pierre Niney, is named head of design at Dior. Documenting the designer's inspirations, his relationship with Pierre Bergé and the Ballet Russes runway show in 1976, the film retraces the history of the designer from the first sketche to final fittings on the models.