By Amber Ray
April 17, 2014 at 03:15 PM EDT

Of course the trailer for the Yves Saint Laurent biopic is elegant.

At times it’s also free-spirited and dark, offering a glimpse at the fashion icon’s highs and lows. Directed by Jalil Lespert, Yves Saint Laurent stars Pierre Niney as the revolutionary designer whose fabulous, jet-set life is marred by nervous breakdowns and drug use. “Genius comes at a price,” the trailer tells us:

Guillaume Gallienne plays YSL’s lover and business partner, Pierre Bergé. The film is based in part on Bergé’s book Letters to Yves and his reflections on his life with the designer.

Yves Saint Laurent opens June 25.