L’Aigle à Deux Têtes (The Eagle with Two Heads)

Play first presented on February 4, 1978, at the Théâtre de l’Athénée - Louis-Jouvet.

Director: Jean-Pierre Dusseaux
Costumes and Set Design: Yves Saint Laurent
Edith de Berg: Martine Chevallier
Félix de Willenstein: Jean Faubert
La Reine: Geneviève Page
Stanislas: Hugues Quester
Tony: Malek Eddine Kateb
Le Comte de Foëhn: Roland Bertin

 Thirty-two years after Christian Bérard, it was Yves Saint Laurent’s turn to “dress” Jean Cocteau’s romantic drama L'Aigle à deux têtes (The Eagle with Two Heads) when it was reprised at the Théâtre de l'Athénée-Louis-Jouvet.

He has been able to fully express his penchant for Orientalism. ... The other actors, especially Stanislas the anarchist, are resolutely modern in their interwar-period ‘executive’ costumes. For his first set design for the theater, Yves Saint Laurent has utilized both the most baroque art—for the queen’s chamber—and the most stylized lines for the library in act two.

L'Est Républicain, February 16, 1978.