Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent were close friends. She was only twenty-two years old when she met him the first time but she remained a muse until his death in 2008, appearing next to him at his very last catwalk show.
It was only natural for Anthony Vaccarello to stage the French icon in the new campaign. The slick film features Deneuve in black and white imagery wearing the classic trench coat. The resulting piece is both edgy and classy.
Married to David Bailey, Deneuve chose Saint Laurent to dress her for her first encounter with HM Queen Elizabeth II. Saint Laurent also dressed her in Luis Buñuel’s Belle de jour. No one else but Deneuve encapsulates the legacy and history of the brand.