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Catherine Deneuve

Julia Restoin-Roitfeld has a style of her own, a bit like her mum but a bit rounder. Carine edges towards angular modernity, nearly androgynous in spots. Julia herself acknowledges that she is curvier than Carine and dresses to celebrate her shape. She has a more girly, flirtatious approach, influenced by her style icons such as Brigitte Bardot, Romy Schneider, and Catherine Deneuve.

Myself, I prefer Deneuve in her most angular and modern role, the title character in Belle de jour directed by Luis Buñuel. This beauty of the afternoon is thusly limited in her hours of prostitution by her husband's prompt arrival home each evening. The best part of the film is the wardrobe made entirely by Yves Saint Laurent for whom Deneuve was a lifelong muse. Also note the fabulous pilgrim pumps by Roger Vivier that she wears. Saint Laurent dressed Deneuve for other films including La chamade (The Parley), La sirène du Mississipi (Mississippi Mermaid), and Un flic (Dirty Money) and he named a brand of perfume for her.

Other notable films in Deneuve's oeuvre include Les parapluies de Cherbourg (Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Repulsion, Tristana, Le dernier métro (The Last Metro), The Hunger, Indochine, and Dancer in the Dark. She has two children, son Christian (his father is Roger Vadim) and daughter Chiara (her father is Marcello Mastroianni). She has also designed her own glasses, shoes, jewelry, and greeting cards.

Catherine Deneuve in Belle de jour photographs © 1967 Miramax Home Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

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This is very nice post

4 juin 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLa Martina

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