Lagerfeld vs Saint Laurent: The Reason and the Passion


Saint Laurent was instantly seen as an innovator, inventor of revolutionary forms and the continuation of Coco Chanel’s ideal of the modern woman while Karl Lagerfeld had to settle for the label of "successor" zealous modernist of the Grande Mademoiselle.

Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint-Laurent, two complex, talented, gifted men and the heart of a half century of fashion and haute couture. They represent indirectly the changes in French society, the changes in the morals and lifestyles of the 50s all the way to the 2000s, by way of May 68, the liberating and excessive 70s, the 80s marked by money and appearance… It is the story of the rivalry of two men fueled by ambition, creativity and jealousy.