French cultural digest: December

Frock and awe at YSL museum, Van Gogh brush stokes and Fip hits the right Twitter notes

1. Dressing to thrill

An YSL sketch at the musum

First, two major biopics of Yves Saint Laurent’s life came out in the same year, 2014, six years after his death aged 71. Now, just weeks after the passing of the revered designer’s former companion and business partner, Pierre Bergé, two more dedication projects have come to fruition. Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris enjoyed a glittering opening at the former fashion house on Avenue Marceau, Paris, with Catherine Deneuve and Charlotte Gainsbourg in attendance – 35,000 objets (sketches, photos, dresses and so much more) will please fans. Meanwhile travelling fashionistas ...

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