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Flashback: Vogue Paris December 2003/January 2004 with Catherine Deneuve by Mario Testino

As Catherine Deneuve celebrates her 71st birthday this week, we take a look back at the actress on the cover of Vogue Paris for this edition of Fashion Flashback. Carine Roitfeld tapped Deneuve to guest edit the magazine’s December 2003/January 2004 issue and enlisted Mario Testino to shoot the French icon for the front cover, wearing a Lanvin trench. The cover shot has a red filter layered over it which resembles Deneuve’s cover for the magazine back in 1962.

Flashback Vogue Paris Dec 03/Jan 04 Catherine Deneuve


Since the star of Belle De Jour edited the festive issue of Vogue Paris, we are treated to a mountain of material regarding the actress’ private and showbiz life. We even get a peek inside Catherine’s refrigerator! Testino and Mario Sorrenti both contribute to the issue with their stories featuring the then 60-year-old blonde beauty (looking as fabulous as ever in Testino’s cover story).

Yet even with a cover subject like Catherine Deneuve, we still get some stunning fashion stories inside the 314-page issue. Craig McDean and Roitfeld team up for a story shot in a rocky location with a brunette model wearing long dresses and military-inspired pieces, teamed with a Mickey Mouse T-shirt used as a headpiece in a few of the shots (classic Carine!). Isabeli Fontana is captured in the studio by Terry Tsiolis with Emmanuelle Alt on styling duties, for a classic sitting with Fontana donning monochrome outfits and a fabulous blowout. Towards the end of the issue, Anastasia Barbieri styles Diana Dondoe wearing black evening dresses, dripping in diamonds and posing cliffside on the sea front.

Check out the thread to familiarize yourself with the contents of this back issue here.