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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sixties Style: Catherine Deneuve



Watching Belle de Jour is like being thrust into a 1960s erotic dreamland, filled with betrayal, disturbing sexual fantasies, and secrecy. The main reason this film is utter cinema magic, though, is because of its star, Catherine Deneuve.



The gorgeous French movie star plays the cold and mysterious Severine, who is the wife of a doctor. Although she is happily married, Severine simply cannot bring herself to be intimate with him. Instead, she spends her free time indulging in vivid kinky sexual fantasies to entertain herself. To satisfy them, she eventually becomes a prostitute, working afternoons in a brothel while her husband is at work.



When Catherine was making this film, she was already the muse for Yves Saint Laurent, who dressed her for the film. The result is utter genius. The dresses and coats Catherine wears in this film are epic representatives of the designer’s finest work. Her pill box hats, Roger Vivier pumps, little black clutch, and oversized sunglasses will also make your heart stop.



It is obvious that the 25-year-old was a fashion statement both on and off the silver screen.

I chose Catherine to kick off my sixties style icon series because her innocent beauty, erotic sensuality, and classic style perfectly represent a decade when a sexual revolt emerged from a more conservative and modest era.

Here are some of my favorite photos of Catherine:













So, what are your thoughts on Catherine Deneuve?

52 comments:

Melanie's Randomness said...

I think she she is sooo styling!! I love the 60's style because you can totally groove out to it! I love the flamingo picture! I've never heard of this movie but I will see it soon becuse these pictures look awesome!!

Grit and Glamour said...

I never knew a thing about her except that she's French and gorgeous. But now I'm dying to see Belle du Jour!

Great post.

♥ V

http://www.gritandglamour.com

Liv said...

She's incredibly gorgeous! I recently saw Belle de Jour, she's absolutely flawless!

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Amelia is... said...

Oh what a lovely post, you are so beautiful xxx


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Laura Tenshi said...

I always learn new things from your posts, thank you for that. Never heard of Catherine till now, but she's absolutely stunning. The plot of the Tv show she stared in seems interesting too, I will check it out on Youtube if it's available there.

btd. said...

I've always love the sixties hair! It looked so full, but so simple. :)

Front Row Mode said...

She looks stunning on that vogue cover

Tc

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cris.gomez said...

I love her face, she's cute and sexy at the same time.

Josie said...

She is stunning -- the perfect balance of classy and sexy. I love the Vogue cover!
xo Josie
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gleenn said...

She's naturally pretty. She's not familiar to me and I'm glad you shared about her. :)

Vintage Vixen said...

I love the flamingo picture, it is perfection. Great pictures and Catherine still looks gorgeous today, exquistite bone structure, I suppose. xxx

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

She is a timeless beauty. I need to watch this!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

p.s. I'm building a blogroll and thought of you of course. Care to exchange links blogger buddy?

Sherin said...

Oooo, she's so pretty and stylish. She is gorgeous.

Audrey Allure said...

I've definitely seen Belle de Jour a couple of times. She's gorgeous and absolutely beautiful!

Pop Champagne said...

interesting story! hmmm yeah we don't like boring guys with routines do we! ;)

chaos kontrolowany said...

Great pics!

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Robin said...

I LOVE her hair when she is on that furry white bed. So pretty!

Tights Lover said...

I can already tell I'm going to LOVE this series. I can't wait for more!!

Catherine Deneuve is a great choice. I love the photos. I love her style and she is gorgeous!

Quite and interesting sounding movie too...will certainly have to check it out!

Kristin said...

A true style icon if there ever was one!

Marie said...

beautiful pics :)

Marie
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Paislea Elyse said...

these pictures are so lovely! i think that she is absolutely fabulous! thanks for visiting my blog! come back and follow!

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BARBARA said...

Very good photos! I very original!
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Ashley said...

I love her style! I want her hair and makeup!

-Ashley
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Hollie'Rose said...

Your comment made me smile. Thank Youu.
Im following you now!
And i love the sixties. The flamingo picture is my favourtie. i never really knew about her but now im intrigued I Love your blog!

Hollie;QueenBee x
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blivbook said...

Thank you for your comment! She is absolutely gorgeous, we both love her classic yet daring style. We haven't heard of her before, but we will check her out for sure!

Cheers, B & Liv
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Lara Woodbine said...

Wow! Great post! I love the sixties its just amazing :)

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Simonne said...

I so love old movies, and i need to see this one! + Catherine is so gorgeous and stylish, and she's classy just the way every girl should be!
Anyway thanks for your comment, i hope you'll read my next posts too ^^
xx Simonne

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MissKellie said...

These pictures are really gorgeous, and her style was amazing! I wish I'd lived in the sixties. It's my favorite fashion era!

ching said...

oh my.. she looks like Heidi Klum at times :D

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Savvy Gal said...

she is gorgeous!!!

Diana said...

she is so beautiful and chic! i love these pictures

thank you so much for your sweet comment! it made my day :} loving your blog as well ! visit me again soon <3

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Golden said...

She is stylish indeed!

Lots of love,

Kendr▲ said...

Great post!
Really love your images also, so much inspiration.
Will be back for more, your posts are so cool i even
went back to look at your older ones.

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The Owl's Closet said...

i think she's gorgeous and appeared effortlessly chic. i've never seen this movie, but i'm intrigued lol especially by the fashion. wow, it's so amazing that ysl designed her dresses for this movie! thanks for sharing, jen:) looking forward to these series!

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FashionJazz said...

Shes gorgeous!! Hope you have a lovely day hun, thank you for your sweet comment and yes my hair is super curly : ) xxx

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!
Love her look (and we share the same first name too, which is cool)!

xoxox,
CC

Chas said...

She is so beautiful! I love her hair in the last picture.

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julia louise said...

Lovely photos. She's so pretty :-)

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Camila F. said...

So pretty and talented! I love her and her style. ♥

Cafe Fashionista said...

She is just gorgeous; I love everything about her look. I think it's amazing how she has that girl-next-door air about her juxtaposed with sex symbol. What a dynamic combination!! :)

Syed (dapper kid) said...

Absolutely stunning and no surprise that she was muse to Saint Laurent!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

She is fabulous~ :)

Robyn said...

She is gorgeous, shee is very stylish tooo , i love your blogg :) xx

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This is Jade FM said...

cool entry! I totally love it!
She looks marvellous in the photos!
xoxo Jade

drollgirl said...

she was just so gorgeous!

have you ever seen the umbrellas of cherbourg? i think you would love it.

Style, She Wrote said...

My gosh! She is eternally gorgeous. Did you see her at YSL's funeral? She looked incredible.

MissNeira said...

I love that era! such a stylish one..and she is awesome..like a badder sandra dee!

Bren said...

She's still so beautiful! Geez, look at that 60's hair & makeup! Some of my favorite looks to create are from the 60's, but sadly, most of my clients want boring smokey eyes. lol! Don't get me wrong...there's a time and a place for the smokey eye, I just get sick of doing them. Bring back the 60's! My job would be so much more fun! :)

xoxo,
Bren @ Chasing Beauty

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Robyn said...

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Heather Taylor said...

She's a golden goddess.