Monday, November 18, 2013

Marie-Hélène Arnaud

French actress Marie-Hélène Arnaud served the House of Chanel as its official "public face" starting in 1958 at the age of 24.

Below, Arnaud on non-Chanel projects as photographed by Georges Dambier in Paris and Cannes. Clothes by Pierre Cardin and Guy Laroche. Arnaud modeled for Laroche early in his career, sometimes accepting payment in clothes rather than cash. She died in 1986.