The Anti-Icon

— Mon, 1st December 2008 —


The Rag & Bone coat featured in our last post brought to mind the character of Marcel — a young grilled-out gangster who Catherine Deneuve’s character gets mixed up with in the French film Belle De Jour. Deneuve plays Séverine Serizy, a wealthy young housewife who is lured into high-end prostitution with what Roger Ebert would call “disastrous results.” Because of director Luis Buñuel’s exquisite vision, and the fact that Yves Saint Laurent dressed Deneuve for the film, it’s a true style classic.

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