For fashion admirers a must-watch: In stylish-nice images, it tells the life-story and work of the reserved fashion designer, Yves Saint Laurent. Filmed at many of the actual locations, in Paris and North Africa and, especially, with original clothes of the great fashion designer. He is convincingly played by the french newcomer Pierre Niney: nice, shy, excessive, and always on the edge of a breakdown. Also great, Nikolai Kinski as the young Karl Lagerfeld. The most important role though plays, in view of the fact that society has changed over the years from the 60’s to the 70’s, with mini skirt, free love and new drugs: the fashion.