Long time Yves Saint Laurent muse Betty Catroux fronts latest Saint Laurent campaign

73 year old long time muse of both Saint Laurent and Tom Ford, model Betty Catroux has appeared in the latest Saint Laurent Campaign just days after Anthony Vaccarello presented his AW18 collection.  Starting out as a model for Chanel, Betty went on to meet Laurent in 1967 and remained firm friends until his death in 2008, even though she was a big influence on the designer this is the first time she has actually modelled for the house.  Catroux is famed for her long white blonde hair and androgynous appearance.   Casting Catroux falls in line with the larger fashion trend of brands tapping older models that has seen author Joan Didion posing for Celine, Vanessa Redgrave for Gucci and model Maye Musk for Sachin & Babi. In 2016, then 69-year-old Jane Birkin posed for Vaccarello’s predecessor at Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane.  As the press notes stipulate – “Betty Catroux perfectly embodies the saint Laurent Woman: forever modern”.

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