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1971 Spectacle Johnny Hallyday

Palais des Sports, Paris

Costumes Yves Saint Laurent 

With Michel Polnareff guest-starring on the piano.

1971 Max et les Ferrailleurs

Film directed by Claude Sautet

Based on the novel by Claude Néron
Costumes for Romy Schneider by Yves Saint Laurent
Cast Michel Piccoli, Romy Schneider, François Perier, Georges Wilson

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1972 Sylvie Vartan show

Théâtre de l'Olympia

Choreography Howard Jeffrey
Costumes Yves Saint Laurent 

Yves Saint Laurent created four costumes for this show, Sylvie's seventh performance at the Olympia, which was filmed by François Reichenbach.

 

1972 Un Flic

Film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville
Costumes for Catherine Deneuve by Yves Saint Laurent
Cast Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Crenna.

Alain Delon and Richard Crenna face off as a jaded police commissioner and master criminal who compete for Catherine Deneuve's amorous attention. Cinephiles will be struck by similarities with the story line and blue tint in Michael Mann's Heat, produced some 20 years later.

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1973 La Rose Malade

Palais des Sports, Paris

Choreography Roland Petit
Music Gustave Mahler
Costumes Yves Saint Laurent.
Cast Maya Plisetskaya, Rudy Bryans, Woytek Lowski

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1973 Harold and Maude

The Renaud-Barrault Company
Théâtre Récamier, Paris 
By Colin Higgins 
Directed by Jean-Louis Barrault 
Costumes for Madeleine Renaud by Yves Saint Laurent. 
Cast Madeleine Renaud, Daniel Rivière, Philippine Pascale, Juliette Brac, Yves Gasc, Guy Michel, Jean-Michel Granval, Claude Beautheac, Catherine Allary, Dominique Santarelli, Jean Hébert, Catherine Eckerle, Micheline Kahn 

Maude-Madeleine in Colin Higgins' play was one Madeleine Renaud's most important roles. Renaud's grace and effervescent energy - bolting around the stage, climbing trees - seduced a growing number of spectators around the world.

1973 The Ride Across Lake Constance

Espace Cardin, Paris

Création By Peter Handke
Directed by Claude Régy
Costumes Yves Saint Laurent
Cast Michael Lonsdale, Delphine Seyrig, Sami Frey, Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Depardieu. 

An impressive cast appeared in this first French production of a play by the Austrian playwright, Peter Handke. Yves Saint Laurent once again teamed up with director Claude Régy who introduced to the French public a great number of contemporary playwrights including Marguerite Duras, Jon Fosse, Sarraute and Harold Pinter.

 

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1973 Shéhérazade

Théâtre National de l'Opéra de Paris

Choreography Roland Petit 
Music Maurice Ravel 
Costumes Yves Saint Laurent 
Cast Ghislaine Thesmar, Michale Denard

1974 Stavisky

Film directed by Alain Resnais 
Costumes for Annie Duperey by Yves Saint Laurent 
Distribution Jean Paul Belmondo, Annie Duperey, Michael Lonsdale, Charles Boyer 

Exploring the financial scandals of the Third Republic and the murder of a swindler who forged bonds, Alain Resnais built a psychological film on the subject of power. 

This movie was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 1974.

 

1975 Les Innocents aux mains sales

Film directed by Claude Chabrol
Based on the novel by Richard Neely
Costumes for Romy Schneider by Yves Saint Laurent
Cast Romy Schneider, Rod Steiger, Paolo Giusti, François Maistre. 

A meditation on infidelity and murder, Chabrol's creepy film highlights Romy Schneider as a wife in a loveless marriage who cold-bloodedly kills her husband. Or does she?

1975 The Romantic Englishwoman

Film directed by Joseph Losey 
Costumes for Helmut Berger by Yves Saint Laurent. 
Distribution Glenda Jackson, Michael Caine, Helmut Berger, Michael Lonsdale 

A writer (Michael Caine) manipulates his entourage with as much ease as the characters in his books. Observing the world through a literary prism, he believes that his wife (Glenda Jackson) is cheating on him simply because she is traveling alone in Europe. Frustrated and angry, she starts an affair with a German criminal (Helmut Berger).

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1975 India Song

Film directed by Marguerite Duras
Distribution Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale, Claude Mann, Mathieu Carrière, Didier Flamand 

Characters crushed under the heat of Calcutta and a disintegrating colonial society... Duras' singular cinematic style is apparent in the unforgettable scene with Delphine Seyrig louging on a sofa in a red dress by Yves Saint Laurent. To prepare for her role, Seyrig studied the poses of models at the Saint Laurent fashion house.

 

1976 Providence

Film directed by Alain Resnais
Screenplay David Mercer
Costumes for Ellen Burnstyn by Yves Saint Laurent
Cast Dirk Bogarde, Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, David Warner, Elaine Stritch. 

Alain Resnais' first English-language movie explores the hallucinations and fantasies of a dying novelist (John Gielgud) who reinvents his family over the course of an evening. Dirk Bogarde plays the role of the puritanical son whose coldness pushes his wife (Ellen Burnstyn) into the arms of a physicist who may be the illegitimate son of the novelist. Is this reality or the fruit of Sir Jon's imagination?

1977 Revue Zizi Jeanmaire

Théâtre Bobino

Directed by Roland Petit 
Set design and costumes Yves Saint Laurent. 

Serge Gainsbourg wrote the songs for this new show featuring Zizi Jeanmaire at the Bobino Theater.

Quand ça balance 
Rétro Song 
Mesdames, mesdemoiselles, mes yeux 
Yes Man 
Merde à l'amour 
Ciel de plomb 
Tic Tac Toe 
Vamp et vampire

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1978 The Eagle Has Two Heads

Théâtre Athénée Louis Jouvet

By Jean Cocteau 
Directed by Jean-Pierre Dusséaux 
Set design and costumes Yves Saint Laurent. 
Cast Martine Chevalier, Jean Faubert, Geneviève Page, Hugues Quester, Malek Eddine Kateb, Roland Bertin 

Thirty two years after Christian Bérard, Yves Saint Laurent took on the task of “dressing” The Eagle Has Two Heads, the romantic drama by Jean Cocteau, reprised at the Athénée Louis Jouvet Theater. 

His taste for sumptuous orientalism has found free rein. [...] The other characters, including Stanislas, the anarchist, have the decidedly modern costumes of executives from the period between the two world wars. As for the set design, Yves Saint Laurent has alternated between Baroque - for the queen's chambers - and more stylized lines for the library in the second act.  
- L'Est Républicain newspaper, 16 February 1978


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1978 Ingrid Caven Show

Cabaret Le Pigall's, Paris

Costumes for Ingrid Caven by Yves Saint Laurent 

A cabaret singer and icon of Fassbinder's films, Ingrid Caven appeared in this legendary concert, produced by Pierre Bergé, in a dress designed by her friend Yves Saint Laurent.

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1979 Tartuffe

This show was not produced.

Costumes Yves Saint Laurent

Based on an idea by Pierre Bergé, who had planned to produce this play at the Athénée Theater with François Périer and Gérard Depardieu.

 

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1979 Bloodline

Film directed by Terence Young
Based on Sidney Sheldon's book
Costumes for Romy Schneider by Yves Saint Laurent 
Cast Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason, Romy Schneider.

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1980 Dear Liar

Théâtre de l'Athénée Louis Jouvet

Written and directed by Jerome Kilty 
French text Jean Cocteau
Set design and costumes Yves Saint Laurent. 
Cast Edwige Feuillère, Jean Marais 

The tumultuous love story of Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Bernard Shaw is told through the hundreds of letters they exchanged.

 

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1980 Wings

Théâtre d'Orsay, Paris

By Arthur Kopit
French adaptation Matthieu Galey
Directed by Claude Régy
Costumes Yves Saint Laurent.
Cast Madeleine Renaud, Laurence Bourdil, Muni, Axel Bogousslavsky

Wings, first performed in Yale University in 1977, had a successful run on Broadway and in London before being adapted into French by Mathieu Galey.



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