Born Nelly Brignole in 1927, Hélène Rochas became the wife and muse of fashion designer Marcel Rochas. Upon his death Hélène was appointed the president of the brand’s famous perfume house and remained a fixture of Parisian cafe society. Repeatedly voted one of the most stylish women in the world throughout her lifetime, her magnificent jewelry collection was auctioned by Christie’s in 2013. Continue reading to view the full style file.
70s style hats – like this one worn frequently by Brigitte Bardot – have been everywhere for the past few years. In the gallery after the break are a few ways Bardot wore hers with resort outfits in the South of France or heading through the airport in Paris. Shop the Look Here with RDuJour’s choices for favorite Boho Chic Hats:
- Maison Michel Blanche Wide-Brim Rabbit Felt Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
- Gladys Tamez Saint Francis High Crown Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
- Gucci Wide-Brim Rabbit-Felt Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
- Lack of Colour Montana Wide Brim Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
- Saint Laurent Wide-Brim Rabbit-Felt Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
- Maison Michel Fara Wide-Brim Rabbit Felt Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
- Free People Extended Brim Clipperton Hat . . . Click Here to Purchase
A pair of sunglasses from Ferragamo, styled in Outfit of the Day No.612, got me thinking about Jacqueline Onassis style shades. The oversized shape, both round and square, is being offered in covetable frames from designers like Valentino and Prada as well as contemporary brands like Barton Perreira this season. Listed here are a few favorites:
One: Valentino Butterfly-Print Round Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase
Two: Barton Perreira Renaissance Square Zyl Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase
Three: Ferragamo Pentagon Butterfly Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase
Four: Missoni Havana Round Acetate Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase
Five: Prada Thick-Rim Square Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase
Six: Chloé Boxwood Crystal-Arm Butterfly Sunglasses . . . Click Here to Purchase
Continue reading to view additional images of Jackie O in her fabulous signature sunglasses.
A muse to the iconic photographer Helmut Newton and fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, the English-born Paris-based actress Charlotte Rampling frequently ranks as a style icon to many fashion enthusiasts. Known for her elegant looks and taste in clothing, Rampling’s appeal has burned on past her youth, when racy film roles like in The Night Porter helped her make headlines, and at sixty-eight won her a contract as the face of cosmetics giant NARS. Continue reading to view the full image gallery.
Actress Peggy Lipton rose to fame in the 1960s playing the quintessential California hippie chick Julie Barnes on the television series The Mod Squad. Her look during this era was fabulous, with her long blonde hair, oversized sunglasses and swinging sixties attire. Later she married music producer Quincy Jones and had daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones before returning to t.v. in the 90s cult classic Twin Peaks. Continue reading to view additional images of her look.
The Wild magazine’s 2014 summer issue delivers this 1960s inspired editorial featuring models Ali Michaels and Ton Heukels. The pair are featured in retro outfits envisioned by stylist Jessica Bobince. Pieces by labels like Saint Laurent, Prada and Rochas were used to recreate the fashions of the era, while hair stylist Michael Silva completed the looks with his throwback styling. Photographer Jason Kim captured the shoot. Continue reading to view additional images. Read more »
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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.