In the January 12th, 2024 issue of Madame Figaro, French actress Audrey Tautou presents a striking image. Esther Haase’s photography captures Tautou’s unique essence, showcasing her in a sophisticated Max Mara ensemble paired with elegant Dries Van Noten sandals.
The cover story, styled by Véronique Tristram, features an array of fashion pieces from prestigious labels such as Chanel, Maison Margiela, Valentino, Tod’s, Uniqlo, Levi’s, Majestic Filatures and Prada. The look is completed with John Nollet’s expert hair styling, Jolanta Cedro’s skillful make-up artistry, and Huberte Césarion’s meticulous manicure.
Audrey Tautou, celebrated for her iconic role in “Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain” (Amélie), has recently re-emerged after a deliberate retreat from the acting world. A decade ago, Tautou began slowing down her career, and five years later, she stopped acting altogether to prioritize her personal life, especially spending time with her adopted daughter. Her return to the stage in early 2024, from January 19th to 25th at La Seine Musicale in Paris, marks a significant but selective comeback. She will appear in a show adapted from David Foenkinos’ novel “Charlotte,” about the life of German-Jewish painter Charlotte Salomon.
Tautou’s hiatus was driven by a desire to explore other artistic avenues, including painting and writing. She has been working on a children’s book and a photography project, fully embracing her creative passions. Her decision to step away from acting was not impulsive, but a conscious choice to seek a more fulfilling and balanced life.