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.
* * * *
Yves Saint Laurent and one of his long time muses, Catherine Deneuve. The pair first collaborated when Saint Laurent was hired to design the costumes for Deneuve’s character in the 1967 Luis Buñuel directed film Belle de Jour.
* * * *
Talitha Pol was a Dutch actress who became the second wife of John Paul Getty Jr. Born in 1940 in Indonesia, Pol moved to London to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and became an icon of Swinging London, noted for her beauty and boho chic style. Frequently reference by contemporary designers as inspiration for their collections, Talitha is best known for the 1969 series of photographs taken by Patrick Litchfield on a Marrakesh rooftop. Continue reading to view additional images.
English photographer David Sims has photographed twelve cover editorials for Vogue Paris since 2002. His work was highlighted this month by the magazine’s website this week as he shot the most recent anglo-mania themed feature with Daria Werbowy for September 2013. The photographer’s first cover for Vogue Paris in March 2002, with Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana is featured above. Continue reading to view additional images.