THE BIG SCREEN: There are so many films being made about them, Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge just might end up with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. A young film crew has been following the pair and everyone else in the atelier for the past two months to do a documentary about the couture process. Meanwhile, sources said that director John Maybury has an option to do a film based on the Saint Laurent biography by Alice Rawsthorn. And, finally, word has it that director Olivier Meyrou, who did a short film called “5 Marceau” about Saint Laurent’s 40th-anniversary celebration in 1998, is getting set to edit two years of footage — much of it candid, some of it explosive — into an independent, feature-length version. Stay tuned.
READY FOR HEDI: As the countdown begins to Hedi Slimane’s debut showing of Dior Homme on Sunday during the Paris men’s shows, the house is beefing up the back room. Christian Dior president Sidney Toledano has tapped Roberto Falchi as general manager of the men’s division, which encompasses the new Dior Homme line and the more classical 30 Avenue Montaigne label. “Hedi and I selected him together,” Toledano said. “He understands fashion, marketing and international business.” Falchi joins Dior from Fila, but he has also held top executive posts at Marni and the Prada Group.
VISIONARIES: Fashion buddies Karl Lagerfeld and Jeremy Scott, frequent collaborators at magazines like V, are looking to strike out on their own. Scott said he and Lagerfeld are gearing up to launch their own magazine, titled Visage, this fall. Scott is mum on details but stresses that he has no writing ambitions. “It’s more about image,” he said.