The Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation is a treasure trove of iconic haute couture creations, and also includes thousands of extraordinary sketches. Instantaneous testimony of both the history of fashion and the career of an outstanding creator, these drawings are the little-known legacy of Yves Saint Laurent and form the raw material of this film, along with contributions from Pierre Bergé and others the designer used to work with.

Yves Saint Laurent’s job was to draw. It was his passion. He was never happier then when he was drawing. His sketches make up such a vast body of work it has not yet been fully catalogued. There are perhaps as many as 200,000 of these gems, moments in time, each with its own story. Brought out of the archives, these drawings come to life.