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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Timeless Style Icon: Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve

Born: October 22nd, 1943

Why We Love Her: In the 1960s, she was part of a wave of glamorous French actresses that dazzled on screen and off, inspiring millions of American women (including us) to add "move to Paris and wear hair in a bouffant" to our list of life goals. Throughout her career, she used her position of fame to speak out for social justice and women's rights. She was a muse for Yves Saint Laurent. Over the course of her six decade career, Deneuve seems to have only grown more comfortable in her own skin. Today, she's as poised and radiant as ever.

Signature Looks: Hair bows, trench coats, flared skirts, peter pan collars, floral sundresses, cable knit sweaters - and often, alas, a cigarette dangling from her lips.

Catherine Deneuve

What Makes Her Style Timeless: Catherine played with trends and favored playful, feminine accessories, but like most French women, she knew the key to true style was simplicity and confidence. Her looks were memorable, but never overdone or over-complicated. 

Catherine Deneuve

Dobbin Dress She'd Wear Today: The Vivian. It's chic, simple, and a bit retro. The fit and flare shape captures the essence of feminine glamour that Catherine has always been known for. Plus, we think she'd be smitten with the grosgrain belt tied in - what else? - an oversized bow. 
The Vivian Dress: Deneuve-approved!

"Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around."
~Catherine Deneuve

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