Fashion Dox


Olivier Meyrou
Screening time  
26.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 5  
Yves Saint Laurent was the last of the great Parisian couturiers. In 2002, he bid the fashion world adieu with one final collection. Celebration is an immersive experience in an industry that can sometimes feel like you are on another planet.

This portrait of a fashion icon in those final years takes the form of a panoramic, no-nonsense montage of observations behind the scenes, with Saint Laurent seeming fragile and at times a little remote. The man himself remains out of the picture most of the time, and it is his partner Pierre Bergé who directs the industrious seamstresses, the models, the photo sessions, and pretty much anything else happening on the work floor. Impressions filmed in black and white are intercut with other events, such as members of his staff visiting a vacant building where the fashion house was once based, a ceremony at the Luxor obelisk, a speech Saint Laurent gives in New York upon receiving an award, and excerpts from an interview.


Olivier Meyrou

Olivier Meyrou is a French filmmaker born in 1966. In 1993, he graduated from the producing department of La Fémis school and moved to New York. His debut feature documentary Beyond Hatred (2005) won Teddy Award at Berlin International Film Festival. In 2013 he made a Parade. Celebration (2018) is his latest feature documentary.

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2018, 73'

Directed by:
Olivier Meyrou

Screenplay by:
Olivier Meyrou

Jean-Marc Bouzou, Florian Bouchet

Edited by:
Cathie Dambel

François-Eudes Chanfrault

Olivier Meyrou, Bénédicte Couvreur, Christophe Girard

Produced by:
Hold-Up Films

Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2019; IDFA 2018; Pune International Film Festival 2018