Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent’s long lasting partnership started when they worked together for Luis Buñuel’s film Belle de Jour in 1966, where he dressed her stylishly for misspent afternoons. Their muse-artist relationship would go on for over thirty years and is reflected in the on and off screen clothes he designed for her, which conferred Deneuve a special position within the fashion sphere. This event examines the careers of both actress and designer and the work that they created together on screen, with film screenings of Belle de Jour, La Sirène du Mississipi, and The Hunger at Ciné Lumière. There will also be a seminar in three parts with Q&A at the Victoria and Albert Museum on the radical changes Saint Laurent introduced to fashion, the construction of Deneuve’s film star status, and an exploration of Saint Laurent’s costumes for Deneuve in films.
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