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.

 

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

 

 

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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.

 

 

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Again, neutrals punctuated with a splash of blue.

 

 

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And another touch of blue.

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Une femme d’un certain age. Bravo!