In the biopic, she plays Victoire Doutreleau, the platonic partner and muse to the illustrious French designer. With her growing resume, it seems Hollywood, too, has taken notice: Her first English language project, the Steven Spielberg-produced film The Hundred Foot Journey, debuts next month.
When asked to describe Le Bon in only three words, Jalil Lespert (director of Yves Saint Laurent) pauses, then with staggering French charm, replies, “accessible, inaccessible, and therefore, fascinating.” Fall in love with Le Bon, as it seems everyone does, including Lespert, her Saint Laurent co-star Pierre Niney, and Dominique Collandant, the film’s makeup artist; then learn how to create a look inspired by her character, the entrancing Doutreleau, below.
Charlotte has an incredible face that’s half model, half doll; half modern and half Japanese MANGA.
Charlotte is talented. But more than that, she was born to be an artist.
She is agreeable, flexible and malleable, but at the same time she brings a great amount of depth to her work.
— jalil lespert, director, yves saint laurent
To a certain point, Victoire Doutreleau
[Le Bon's character] was the main director of the YSL fashion house, so
WE NEEDED a woman who could show that strength and determination, but always
THE modern romantic
After applying the desired foundation and concealer, blend YSL’s Kiss and Blush into the apples of the cheeks with your fingers.
Using YSL’s Couture Palette in No. 07 Parisienne, layer shades to create drama. Dust the light pink hue over the entire lid and the peach hue on the brow bone for luminosity. Apply the darkest brown hue in the crease of the eye with a classic shadow brush, then line the top and bottom lashlines with the same hue and a thin liner brush.
Apply a thick coat of YSL’s Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll Mascara in Fetish Black to the top and bottom lashes. Finish with a swipe of YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in No. 09 Rose Stiletto.
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