Manon 70 (1968) Part III

At Ungaro Manon arrives at Ungaro to collect a made-to-order outfit. Her white coat screams contradictions, tiny collar, huge patched pockets, A-line and slightly too short sleeves. The new suit, candy pink, jacket and matching skirt The orange hole dress worn while dancing in a club. I love that picture! Finally Manon sails off Paris […]

Manon 70 (1968) Part II

Manon is what we call in France a ‘courtisane’ a beautiful woman with ‘low morals’ who gravitates around wealthy and influencial men. When she truly falls in love with a young journalist (I suppose that’s Jean Aurel’s idea of a ‘poor’ man), things start to get rather complicated. You necessarily miss some interest and possible […]

Manon 70 (1968) Part I

Director: Jean Aurel Costume designer: Gitt Magrini Soundtrack: Serge Gainsbourg First published on my previous blog on 20th November 2008 Manon 70 is visually stunning. All the scenes shot in Paris and La Côte d’Azur bring back my childhood memories at full blast. The story is loosely based on French classical novel ‘Manon Lescaut‘ and […]