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Catherine Deneuve Yves Saint-Laurents muse

Catherine Deneuve Yves Saint-Laurent's muse

Catherine Deneuve Yves Saint-Laurents muse. Long-time muse and close friend of fashion designer, who always presented at all his shows, was a French film star Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve Yves Saint-Laurents muse. They met when Catherine decided to buy a dress by Yves Saint-Laurent for her visit to the Queen of England. “When I was 22, I first came to Spontini street, where he then worked,” recalls the actress. «It was in 1965, I cut from ELLE magazine photo of dresses from the last season collection. All then were amused that this young and almost unknown girl is going to buy Haute Couture dress. At that moment we met. And I began to visit the House of Saint Laurent.

Catherine Deneuve, during a visit to Queen Elizabeth II, March 14, 1966

Catherine Deneuve, during a visit to Queen Elizabeth II, March 14, 1966

A year later the French Couturier created the whole collection of dresses to the movie “Belle de jour”, specifically for Deneuve. That time when mini skirts were in fashion, the designer was able to convince Deneuve trough filmmaker Luis Bunuel, not to wear too short skirts in the movie, because the movie doesn’t have to obey the fashion, it should be understandable to the viewer in any era.

Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint-Laurent

Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint-Laurent

Indeed, Catherine Deneuve even today looks fashionable in this movie: thanks to classic style of clothing her character is admired for her eternal femininity.

The sketches of Yves Saint-Laurent of the dress from the movie "Belle de jour"

The sketches of Yves Saint-Laurent of the dress from the movie “Belle de jour”

"Belle de jour", 1967

“Belle de jour”, 1967

“Belle de jour” is not the only experience of the fashion designer and the actress in a movie, then there were other movies: La chamade (1968), La sirene du Mississippi (1969), Liza (1972), The Hunger (1983).

"Belle de jour", 1967

“Belle de jour”, 1967

But still it is the “Belle de jour” has become a symbol of a successful Union of designer and actress in film. The New York Times commented on that collaboration: “Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent have done more than have created the most scandalous, erotic film. “Belle de jour” has given a strong impetus to double life with so luxurious clothes that designers are inspired by them so far.

Catherine Deneuve Yves Saint-Laurents muse

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