The December 1965 issue of British Vogue featured a cover shot by David Bailey of model Elsa Martinelli. The accompanying editorials in the issue featured profiles on all of the era’s rising and current stars including models and actresses such as: Catherine Deneuve, Julie Christie, Elsa Martinelli, Jane Birkin, John Barry, Susannah York, Francoise Dorleac, Jane Asher, Britt Ekland, Francoise Hardy, Jane Fonda and Leslie Caron. David Bailey captured these images as well, while the mod style hair was the work of stylists Susan, Michael and Gerard Austen. Continue reading to view the full spread.
Austrian actress Romy Schneider has certainly been featured on RDuJour a few times before, yet her classic style both on screen and off remains an on-going source of inspiration. Whether she was dressed head to toe in Chanel during the 1950s and 60s or transitioning into mod-style shift dresses (with Alain Delon on her arm no less) Schneider’s looks epitomise the glamour of retro-European dressing. Continue reading to view additional images.
Love this old campaign by Balenciaga for the Fall 2005 season. Featuring models Freja Beha Erichsen and Raquel Zimmermann, the black and white images were taken by David Sims and show off one of the early collections by Nicolas Ghesquière for the house. Continue reading to view the full set of images.
It’s hard to find a photograph of Grace Kelly where the actress turned princess doesn’t look chic. Whether it was her 1950s era glamour in cardigans and prom-skirt style dresses or her 1960s big hair and Pucci print years, Princess Grace always had a pulse for what best suited her look. Included in the gallery below are a few images of details from her outfits that we liked.
In 1969 Catherine Deneuve co-starred alongside Jean-Paul Belmond in the François Truffaut directed romantic drama Mississippi Mermaid. Designer Yves Saint Laurent created Deneuve’s wardrobe for the film, however these images of her oh-so-perfect chignon are just as much to die for as the clothes even if the style’s a bit severe for contemporary dressing. Continue reading to view the full set of images.
This editorial from the October 2011 issue of Vogue Paris starring model Magdalena Frackowiak is an all-time favourite. Photographed by Katja Rahlves in the streets of Paris, Frackowiak wears elegantly flashy ensembles that call upon the influence of Coco Chanel’s style. Using pieces from brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Sergio Rossi, Moschino, YSL, Pinko and more, stylist Geraldine Saglio delivers a classic dose of Parisian glamour. Continue reading to view additional images.
This classic editorial from the September 1991 issue of Vogue US stars model Linda Evangelista. Photographed by Arthur Elgort in a grand country house setting in Scotland, the shoot features Evangelista in over-the-top yet glamorous for the time tartan ensembles. Continue reading to view additional images.
Over three decades after her death in 1980 the Mexican-born socialite Gloria Guinness is still frequently referenced as one of the most beautiful and best-dress women of all time. A former model and rumoured spy, Guinness was also a contributing editor to Harper’s Bazaar magazine from 1963 until 1971 and named to named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964. Continue reading to view a gallery of some of her best looks.
In addition to his iconic acting career, Paul Newman was also a professional race-car driver. He is pictured here with British Forumla 1 driver Jackie Stewart at the Riverside Raceway during the 1970s. Love the sunglasses.
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