Google ‘Inès de la Fressange’ and you’ll find that she’s most commonly described as the epitome of French Chic. Almost 6 feet tall, about 125 pounds and hipless. At the age of 56, French supermodel Ines de la Fressange knows a thing or two about style.
Fressange, the daughter of a marquise and an Argentine model, was the first model to sign an exclusive contract with Chanel and soon thereafter become Karl Lagerfeld’s muse. Since her modeling days, she’s consulted with Jean Paul Gaultier, brand consultant to Roger Vivier, owned her own line of clothing stores, designed, author of a bestseller, and continued to model well into her 50s.
Ines de la Fressange, one of the world’s most admired fashion icons has recently teamed up with high street staple Uniqlo.
“It’s a very easy collection,” “Even somebody who has absolutely no taste can just pick up things and it will be fine”, chimes in Ines.
“I don’t want to make a revolution in the history of fashion, that’s not my purpose. I just want to help these girls who have an hour for lunchtime and they go to Uniqlo and they want something great that will bring a lot of joy to their lives.” says Ines about the Uniqlo collection.
“I think beauty should be for every day, daily. This idea that beauty is only for luxury and expensive things… it is so absurd,” she added.
Despite her long career on the runways, Fressange declared after discovering Pharrell Williams´s video “Happy” that it is actually what she wants in Fashion rather than dozen of models on the runway looking very sad and the same.
Her quote: “Somebody who looks totally perfect would be a little bit boring.”