Style Diary: Ines de la Fressange

Otherwise known as a masterclass in timeless chic


This 1.8m French model who’s the muse of both Karl Lagerfeld and the late Yves Saint Laurent is the epitome of what everyone (at least in fashion!) aims to look like: Parisian chic. 

Even at 58, Ines proves that one doesn’t need sky-high stilettos, bodycon dresses or glamorous gowns to look sexy and classy. 

Scroll down for reasons why this lady is our answer to timeless, effortless chic. 

6 October 2015
Arriving at the Chanel SS16 show in Paris.

14 May 2015
Looking ever so elegant in a simple peach-hued silk gown. Also, guess what? She was in T-strapped flat sandals. 

7 July 2015
With her daughter, Nine Marie d’Urso, outside the Chanel Haute Couture show in Paris.

6 July 2015
Looking effortlessly stylish again at the Schiaparelli show in Paris.

2 May 2015
Nothing elevates an ensemble like an expertly-tied scarf. We’ve got that noted down, Ines.

17 July 2014
An oversized, crisp white shirt paired with well-fitted trousers will never go wrong.

July 2013
Dressed in a monochromatic getup, yet looking all fresh with pops of fuchsia and mustard.

28 Sept 2012

Arriving at the Dior show in nothing fancy, but winning everyone over with that charming smile and matchy shoes and jacket. 

In a full Chanel look with her longtime friend, Karl Lagerfeld, during the Chanel SS12 finale walk during the show.

Young Ines in a Chanel campaign

Photos: TPG

Win yourself some French style! ELLE and Uniqlo are giving away 5 Uniqlo X Ines De La Fressange Cotton Rib Blousons, each worth $99.90. To win one, just answer the question “What would you wear on a French rendezvous and why? For styling tips, head here. Email your replies to by 15 Jan; most creative answers win!

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