yves st.Laurent retirement speech

These two images, with their amazing statement, are from a series of twenty posted on the blog Rolu recently, in which the late fashion designer Yves St. Laurent gives an unexpectedly candid speech announcing his retirement. In a few words, the famously private man reveals the impetus for his immense creativity – his “fatal lineage” and concertedly shatters the illusion of a seemingly charmed life.

The images-with-statements are taken from the first minutes of L’Amour Fou, a documentary about St. Laurent by Pierre Thoretten. They take about a minute to read and are a revelation. They seem brave to us, though at the time, the media seemed to avoid quoting them directly. We are still pondering his last line:

yves st laurent retirement speech

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