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    Pierre Niney and Jalil Lespert. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Scout Willis. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Martha Stewart. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Elisa Sednaoui. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Maryna Linchuk. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Condola Rashad. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Monique Pean. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Marie de Villepin. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    China Chow, Will Cotton, and G.K. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Lindsay Ellingson. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Richard Phillips and Liza Thorn. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Louisa Krause. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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    Sia and Lucy Punch. Photo by PatrickMcMullan.com.

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Saint Laurent On Screen

The new film premiered before a stylish crowd in New York

On Monday night, Yves Saint Laurent, a biopic that follows the designer (masterfully played by 25-year-old Pierre Niney) and his confidante, lover, and business partner, Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne) from their first encounter to the very end, premiered before an entranced crowd, including Karlie Kloss, Scout Willis, Elisa Sedanoui, and Stephanie March. Although Bergé has been clear in his support of the film, he was not present, leaving the film’s director Jalil Lespert to speak on his behalf.

“[Bergé] didn’t want to talk about the dark side [of their relationship],” explained Lespert before the film’s screening. “As a director, I wanted to show the dark side, but also how it was important for Yves Saint Laurent— with these psychological problems— to fight against them by creation.” And a dark side it was: Saint Laurent struggled with severe anxiety and depression throughout his career—from his early days as Christian Dior’s assistant, through the drug-fueled ‘70s when he designed the iconic Mondrian dress and female tuxedo, to his solitary last years. The somber mood of the film lifted as guests headed to the after party at Beautique—a new venue with disco-era décor reminiscent of the designer’s heyday—to clink glasses and toast a beaming Niney.