Deneuve’s love of haute couture began as a young actress in the 1960’s when she was fitted for her first gown by Yves Saint Laurent, to be presented to the queen of England. As a couture client she tends to be loyal to one designer. Throughout the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and 90’s she was fiercely loyal to Yves Saint Laurent, dressing exclusively in his clothes and never missing a single one of his shows. It was only after his retirement that she began to frequent Jean Paul Gaultier’s couture house, and today she dresses exclusively in his clothes for the red carpet.
Deneuve understood early on the power of couture and the couturier’s ability to take years off a wearer with an expertly designed dress. She frequently outshines woman half her age on the red carpet in her one of a kind Gaultier Paris creations.
Clockwise left: In Gaultier Paris, Spring 2005; In Gaultier Paris, Fall 2006; Congratulating Yves Saint Laurent backstage after one of his shows in the early 90’s; In Gaultier Paris, Spring 2007; Mademoiselle Catherine Deneuve’s seat at the Gaultier Paris show.
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