Updated: Jan 30, 2019
Fashion took a turn in the 60’s from the conservative restrictive look in the 50’s women were used too. Mini skirts were born and patterns accepted into everyday mode. In 1969 , film auteur Alfred Hitchcock met French film actress Catherine Deneuve, in this famous encounter she was wearing an upcoming french designer by the name of Yves Saint Laurent.
That well known beaded dress is being sold at an auction in Paris on Thursday (January 24). The French actress parted with close to 130 one-of-a-kind styles crafted for her by close friend Yves Saint Laurent. The auction also included a shimmering gold number worn by Deneuve to the Oscars.
The auction raised 900,625 euros ($1.02 million), according to auction house Christies.
The 'Belle de Jour' actress, a fashion fan often spotted at Parisian catwalk shows, put the dresses up for sale after parting with a house in Normandy, northern France, where she had stored them for decades.
Yves Saint Laurent is one of the 20th centuries' most influential designers, who popularized tuxedos for women, used non-white models for his runaway shows, his timeless Mondrian collection, and other countless collection that made him the household name he is today.
In 1983, Saint Laurent became the first living fashion designer to be honored by the Metropolitan Museum
of Art with a solo exhibition. Sadly Saint Laurent passed away in 2008 but his legacy has lived on thanks to his loyal friends like Deneuve , his fashion house and YSL lovers.