Naturally, I am very inspired by these women. Catherine Deneuve in Belle de jour was a particular revelation, as well. But how can you not admire them? They epitomise class and elegance à la française, or at least as it is perceived.
But I am not nostalgic of the past. I think that the 21st century has given us so many powerful women, because of their art, their commitment to the battles they fight and not only because they have been elevated to the status of icon. Today, women are far more than the neat and polished allure that was once imposed on them. The woman-child, femme fatale, etc. all of that is outdated in my opinion. Among the women who inspire me – the list would be long but what they’d all have in common is what they embody; women that are the moment, that represent our era, who aren’t afraid to shake things up, who are unapologetic! The women who inspire me are the ones pushing the boundaries. This is the Vaillant spirit.