SAINT LAURENT CATHERINE DENEUVE SPRING 2021 AD CAMPAIGN

Review of Saint Laurent The Classic Trench Coat Spring 2021 Ad Campaign by Art Director Anthony Vaccarello & Photographer David Sims with Actress Catherine Deneuve.

By Balthazar Malevolent

SAINT LAURENT CATHERINE DENEUVE SPRING 2021 AD CAMPAIGN

Saint Laurent unveils a simple new campaign in celebration of their classic trench coat – and who better to embody it than all-time classic of cinema, Catherine Deneuve? David Sims photographs the French actress in an elegant series of black-and-white portraits for the Spring 2021 campaign.

Her hair tousled by the breeze, Deneuve exudes wisdom and playful pose.

Sims captures her with sensitivity, and we can see the sense of mutual admiration and confidence that develops between them. Saint Laurent makes a smart choice in spotlighting a star of the Spring 2021 collection.

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac is a French actress as well as an occasional singer, model and producer, considered one of the greatest European actresses. She gained recognition for her portrayal of icy, aloof and mysterious beauties for various directors, including Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut and Roman Polanski. In 1985, she succeeded Mireille Mathieu as the official face of Marianne, France's national symbol of liberty. A 14-time César Award nominee, she won for her performances in Truffaut's The Last Metro (1980), for which she also won the David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, and Régis Wargnier's Indochine (1992).

Deneuve appeared nude in two Playboy pictorials in 1963 and 1965. Her image was used to represent Marianne, the national symbol of France, from 1985 to 1989. As the face of Chanel No. 5 in the late 1970s, she caused sales of the perfume to soar in the United States – so much so that the American press, captivated by her charm, nominated her as the world's most elegant woman. In 1983, American Home Products retained her to represent their cosmetics line and hired world-renowned photographer Richard Avedon to promote its line of Youth Garde cosmetics, for which she famously proclaimed, "Look closely. Next year I will be 40."

She is considered the muse of designer Yves Saint Laurent; he dressed her in the films, Belle de Jour, La Chamade, La sirène du Mississipi, Un flic, Liza and The Hunger. In 1992, she became a model for his skincare line. In 2001, she was chosen as the new face of L'Oréal Paris. In 2006, Deneuve became the third inspiration for the M•A•C Beauty Icon series and collaborated on the colour collection that became available at M•A•C locations worldwide in February that year. Deneuve began appearing in the new Louis Vuitton luggage advertisements in 2007. Deneuve was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over 50s by the Guardian in March 2013. In July 2017, Deneuve appeared in a video campaign for Louis Vuitton entitled Connected Journeys, celebrating the launch of the brand's Tambour Horizon smartwatch, which also featured celebrities, including Jennifer Connelly, Bae Doona, Jaden Smith and Miranda Kerr.

Saint Laurent Catherine Deneuve Spring 2021 Ad Campaign

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Yves Saint Laurent and Catherine Deneuve
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