12 posts tagged "Ines de la Fressange"
You could tell something was up from the first strains of Klaus Nomi’s “The Cold Song” on the soundtrack at Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion’s former enfant terrible was having an eighties moment in a major way. A roll call of the era’s icons made appearances: paparazzi angling for a shot of Kylie Minogue in the front row; more musical exuberance courtesy of Kate Bush; and, in the most dramatic coup, Lagerfeld’s longtime muse and the former face of France, Inès de la Fressange, working the runway to roaring applause. It was a stirring way to recapture the magic of one of couture’s golden ages, and from the audience’s reaction it was thrilled to see her again. Linda Evangelista, Stephanie Seymour, Claudia Schiffer, and now Inès—do we smell another modeling comeback story?
To celebrate the arrival of Roger Vivier’s new made-to-order Cut-Up bag, Inès de la Fressange (pictured here with bag in tow) hosted an intimate cocktail party last week among friends at the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré boutique. On hand were her daughters Nine, 15, a budding actress fresh off a mother/daughter shoot for French Elle, and Violette, who at 9 shows all the signs of having inherited the fashion gene. Noted her mother, “It’s practical to have a stylist in the house!” De la Fressange took a moment to talk to Style.com about the beauty of both customized handbags and cheap-chic woven baskets.
What are your style tips for tough times?
The crisis is formidable for style: One is not rich enough to make mistakes! My staples: a men’s cashmere sweater from Monoprix in black, brown, or beige—better to have one good cashmere sweater than 42 from H&M—with tube pants, nice ballerina flats, and a pretty bag, which should be expensive and beautiful. Otherwise opt for a pannier [editor's note: a basket tote à la Jane Birkin. Très chic!]. With that you can go anywhere. At night, you add makeup, perfume, and a piece of Granny’s jewelry. When I am in New York I stock up on inexpensive T-shirts at Urban Outfitters.
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