In 2009, Forbes rated designer Yves Saint Laurent the “Top-Earning Dead Celebrity” of the year. (Surely a bittersweet distinction.) Now, Saint Laurent’s success — and how it was shaped and fed by his lover and manager Pierre Berge — is the subject of the new film Yves Saint Laurent. In it, their relationship is both interactive and supportive.
"Fashion is not a major art," Saint Laurent says in the film, to which Berge replies, "The way you do it, you have to be an artist."
The Turbulent Love Story Behind Yves Saint Laurent’s Revolutionary Rise : NPR