n°196/ Glaring Glam

November 2015

by Nathalie Azoulai

In 1972, ages ago, Italian director Marco Ferreri released an amazing - and not well enough known- movie costarring one of the most glamorous couple ever, Catherine Deneuve and Marcello Mastroiani. Weird and striking, Liza tells the love story of a young beautiful brat that washes up on a Corsican shore where a loner lives with his dog. The story gets crazy when the woman starts to be jealous of the pet, kills it and replaces Giorgio's obedient creature. But the craziest thing about the movie might be Ms. Deneuve's wardrobe. No matter the sand, the rocks and the sea, she wears a Saint Laurent white suit, on which miraculously no stain ever appears, a white wide-brimmed hat, a white shirt, a white overall, a white dress... As if white stood for a love spell in a fairy tale; as if white stood for the reflection of Deneuve's glaring beauty.

 Catherine Deneuve