Betty, Loulou, Catherine, and Iman: Meet Yves Saint Laurent’s Squad

Yves Saint Laurent

Back in his heyday, decades before the word became tiresome enough to make you cringe, the French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent practically invented the concept of a squad, aiding both his house and many of his muses in becoming household names. From Loulou de la Falaise, who worked with Saint Laurent for three decades, and his “twin” Betty Catroux to Iman, Marisa Berenson, and Catherine Deneuve, here is a closer look at Yves Saint Laurent’s girls.


One of the original blonde bombshells was undeniably Betty Catroux. Photo by Getty Images.


Marisa Bereson posed for the Spring 1972 Couture Collection. Lengthy lashes would be great for this fresh start. Photo by Getty Images.


Loulou de la Falaise made the world fall in love with the soft shag. We hope this trend stays strong. Photo by Getty Images.


Catherine Deneuve’s careful coif kept her hair down without being top of mind. More elegant takes on showing the face are our faves. Photo by Getty Images.


Raquel Welch’s bold bronze made healthy, sexy. If Vaccarello’s gals follow suit, we will too. Photo by Getty Images.


Bianca Jagger’s current curls are just that, current. More polished, natural textures, please! Photo by Getty Images.


Iman’s patent pucker gave us glam without trying too hard. Up next, this youthful joie. Photo by Getty Images.


Mounia’s sleek slick showed that serving face (and a smile) was the look to envy. We’d like to see this sophisticated look come back. Photo by Getty Images.


Francoise Hardy’s side swept fringe showed that not trimming your bangs could be cool. We’re begging for bangs that don’t hide the eyes, or skirt the hairline. Photo by Getty Images.


Laetitia Casta gave meaning to the term perfect pout. Rosy cheeks and lips and always a runway winner. Photo by Getty Images.