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Icons and Muses: Catherine Deneuve

Dubbed the most beautiful woman of France, Catherine Deneuve has mesmerized us for five decades, charming audiences with her breakthrough performance in the 1964 musical “Les Parapluies de Cherbourg”. The longevity of her career, her classic Yves Saint Laurent look, beautifully formed face, and glamorous mane of blonde hair makes Deneuve one of the most iconic and inspiring figures to grace the screens of French cinema.

(doesn’t the last image feel familiar? Channel your inner Chanel.)

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nouvelle belle du jour

Paris, sex in the afternoon, patent trenches, glossy sunglasses, blonde-blonde-blonde hair.

Just a few things that come to mind when one says “Belle de Jour”, the 1967 film starring Catherine Deneuve as the sexually frustrated housewife who moonlights as a prostitute by day.

The great Yves Saint Laurent was responsible for some of Deneuve’s most inspiring onscreen looks.

Here’s a fashion remake of “Belle du Jour” via Fall Fashion Week.

ChloƩ

Giambattista Valli

Lanvin

Prada

Givenchy

Collette Dinnigan

(Images: Style.com)