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New Petit Bateau Collaboration Channels Catherine Deneuve, Twiggy

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New Petit Bateau Collaboration Channels Catherine Deneuve, Twiggy
Petit Bateau Couture collector Didier Ludot's "Catherine" dress for French label Petit Bateau. Petit Bateau
New Petit Bateau Collaboration Channels Catherine Deneuve, Twiggy

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Couture collector Didier Ludot's "Catherine" dress for French label Petit Bateau.

French brand Petit Bateau is known to most folks for its pitch-perfect tees and kids' gear, but the retailer has something a bit more high-fashion up its sleeve for the holiday season.

Petit Bateau has collaborated with Didier Ludot, a Paris-based collector of spectacular haute couture dresses, on two little black dresses that Elle reports were each inspired by a '60s style icon. A black A-line shift with little pockets channels Twiggy, while a black dress with a flouncy hem and prim white collar is apparently modeled after Catherine Deneuve.

Ludot has pretty much inarguably good taste -- he's the one who sold Reese Witherspoon that dazzling vintage Dior dress she wore to the 2006 Oscars -- and these two little dresses will likely get pulled out of any closet again and again. Snap up the Catherine or the Twiggy on Petit Bateau's website come December 5th.

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