Saint Laurent screening of “Belle de Jour” with Catherine Deneuve and Friends
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film that was released in 1967 Saint Laurent invited its friends to a screening of “Belle de Jour,” the iconic Luis Buñuel film starring French actress and friend of the house Catherine Deneuve. Saint Laurent supported a restoration of the footage shot on 35mm as a tribute to Yves Saint Laurent, who designed the costumes.
“For me, it’s very important that when I work at Saint Laurent that I’m close to the people that worked with Yves Saint Laurent — Betty Catroux, Catherine Deneuve, Pierre Bergé,” said current creative director Anthony Vaccarello before a screening of the film at MoMA on Wednesday night. “So for me it was important to see them and to continue the friendship. And with Catherine, we very quickly became friends, and it’s important to have those people still in the house. She’s very loyal to the brand, she’s loyal in her life in general: at Saint Laurent, we love her.”
Friends of Deneuve and Saint Laurent included Susan Sarandon, Debbie Harry, Chloë Sevigny, and Martin Scorsese.