Keyword: Pierre Bergé

Pierre Bergé, YSL fashion house co-founder, dies aged 86

Pierre Bergé, the personal and business partner of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, who was an outspoken campaigner for gay rights and Aids research, active in the world of the arts and the media, and who was latterly suffering from myoptahy, died in Provence early on Friday.    

Le Monde editor quits amid French newspapers’ digital upheaval

Natalie Nougayrede left after majority of senior editors quit amid plan to shift staff to paper’s online operations and start tablet edition.

Behind-the-scenes intrigue over rival French films depicting life of Yves Saint Laurent


The iconic French designer, who died in 2008, is the subject of two forthcoming films by French directors. One production has the full backing of Saint Laurent's former companion and business partner Pierre Bergé. The other does not and was nearly cancelled, despite being widely regarded as the more artistically interesting of the two films. As Emmanuel Burdeau argues, the story raises important issues not just about Bergé's influence in the world of French cinema but about the ability of any director to make a film involving famous figures without their approval and backing.