Style Icon: Ines de la Fressange

June 13, 2011


Today, at 53, former French supermodel, Ines de la Fressange,  is back.  For me, she epitomizes that elusive thing that French women have- she is classic, elegant, sophisticated, but never conventional.




Take color notes here– complementary perfection.  Nothing over the top. Understated with a tiny punch of Roger Vivier orange.





Doesn’t hurt that she has remained whip- thin. And her tousled brown hair is always casual and a bit messy…a study in perfect non-perfection.





Again, neutrals punctuated with a splash of blue.





And another touch of blue.



the selby


And here, photographed in her Paris office for The Selby,  she is a study in pink and brown.


roger vivier



She is a huge fan of the legendary Roger Vivier buckled flat and has been quoted as declaring that,  it is best to have one pair of shoes that are “a little bit too expensive for you but that you love…”  I’ll second that.






Guessing this was not a candid photo. Perfection in black, white, gray and taxi yellow. Love this.





the selby


Une femme d’un certain age. Bravo!





4 Responses

  1. Janet says:

    She is in need of a cheeseburger and an order of duck fat fries!

  2. Her stylists don’t miss a trick and neither do do.

  3. She is perfect like this… Pounds come with years, so the later the better! She makes me feel all right, as I’m 54! A living proof that one can be good looking at all ages, saving the distances -I’m not a model, but if we choose what we wear, that helps!

    I’ve loved to see how the color consultation rules are also applied to personal look. Lovely post, Jane!

  4. Priscilla says:

    Just saw a picture of her in a shelter mag …was it Elle Decor? It wasn’t her home….she was just sitting there on a sofa….

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