[Luxus Magazine] 5 new biopics and fashion series to discover

Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci… The greatest fashion houses are constantly telling their stories in series and documentaries. From behind-the-scenes stories to iconic styles, rivalries and moods, couturiers and luxury brands are scripted and explored from a variety of angles. It’s a chance to discover fascinating stories in depth, while appreciating the silhouettes that have shaped fashion today.


Cristóbal Balenciaga


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On 19 January, the Disney+ streaming platform unveiled a six-episode mini-series dedicated to the last 30 years of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s career. It is based on one of the few interviews the designer gave, in 1968, and looks back at key themes in his life. From the presentation of his first haute couture collection in 1937 to the conquest of new customers, via the torments of the Second World War and the perfecting of his architectural style, the episodes retrace the designer’s state of mind, his difficulties and a particularly complex era for keeping the business going. And it’s not Coco Chanel, featured in the series, who would have said otherwise. Alberto San Juan plays Cristóbal Balenciaga, while Gemma Whelan plays Times fashion journalist Prudence Glynn.


Becoming Karl Lagerfeld


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Book your evening on 7 June. Produced by Gaumont and Jour Premier and broadcast by Disney+, the six-episode mini-series Becoming Karl Lagerfeld, formerly Kaiser Karl, takes us back to the 1970s, from Paris to Monaco and Rome. The synopsis? In 1972, Karl Lagerfeld dreamed of becoming the greatest couturier of his time. At a time when the fashion world was dominated by Yves Saint Laurent, who had created his own fashion house with his partner Pierre Bergé, Karl Lagerfeld perfected his style and did everything in his power to satisfy his desire for success. “Between glamour and clashes of egos, grandiose parties and destructive passions”, as Disney+ puts it, the series is an adaptation of the book Kaiser Karl by Raphaëlle Bacqué. Other leading figures in the world of art include Gabrielle Aghion, founder of the fashion house Chloé, Loulou de La Falaise and Paloma Picasso.

Daniel Brühl will play the couturier. Jacques de Bascher, Karl Lagerfeld’s companion and Yves Saint Laurent’s lover, will be played by Théodore Pellerin. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé will be played by Arnaud Valois and Alex Lutz.


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Pauline Duvieu
Fashion, hotels, gastronomy, jewelry, beauty, design... Pauline Duvieu is a journalist specializing in luxury and the art of living. Passionate about the high-end spheres that arouse emotion, she loves to describe the creations of the houses and tell the stories of the talents she meets.

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