Catherine Deneuve, who epitomized Saint Laurent style in the 1967 film “Belle de Jour,” reliving her role as the designer’s decades-long muse. The Spring 2021 campaign still refers to the timeless belted black trench coat designed by Saint Laurent, but this time revived by the current creative director, Anthony Vaccarello.
With her trademark blonde shoulder-length bob still in place, the actress looks remarkably similar to how she looked in the Sixties. She even holds what looks like a metallic vape – a nod, no doubt, to the chain-smoking roles she took on half a century ago. Deneuve is one of the holiest beauties of the last hundred years, and this is a testament to the fact that France has traditionally had a far less ageist approach to beauty than the US and UK.