Yves St Laurent & Pierre Berge Biopic In The Works

Pierre Berge, Yves Saint Laurent’s surviving partner, is collaborating with Jalil Lespert on a biographical film of the legendary designer and his relationship with Berge.

The film is being developed with Universal Pictures International France and this will mark Lesperts 3rd feature. His previous efforts HEADWINDS (Les Vents Contraires) and 24 MEASURES (24 Mesures) were both critically well received.

Screen Daily reports:

Saint Laurent and Bergé’s tempestuous relationship spanned five decades.
The pair met in 1958, just as 21-year-old Saint Laurent was catapulted into the position of head designer at the House of Dior.  They founded the Yves Saint Laurent couture house together in 1960. 
During Saint Laurent’s lifetime, Bergé was notoriously protective of the designer’s private life. Since his death, he has been more candid, talking openly about the design genius’ depression, alcoholism and drug abuse.
No word of release date or production start – we’ll keep you posted!