Retro Outfit Inspiration: Catherine Deneuve

Catherine Deneuve turns 72 today! The epitome of French glamour, the actress, model and style icon was the muse of Yves Saint Laurent and can boast an impressive 16 Vogue Paris covers throughout her career. To celebrate her birthday we’re looking back at her most chic looks of all time, and musing over how to steal the looks for now.


1969 –  Catherine wears a black maxi dress on the set of romcom, The April Fools. Channel her relaxed and elegant look with a long shirt dress for work days and swap with a satin cami dress styled with sandals for dressier occasions.


1975 – Catherine put her own spin on the British trench coat on the set of thriller Hustle. We love the classic outerwear piece belted at the waist worn with jeans, or try one of our blazer versions worn as a dress.


1985 – Here’s Catherine with designer Yves Saint Laurent at a totally fabulous ’80s party, wearing an even more totally fabulous leopard print dress. We’re loving ’80s inspirations for our partywear now, so emulate her style with an animal print dress and glitzy rhinestone earrings.

Want more retro style inspiration? Get 60’s inspiration from Brigitte Bardot