• Inès de la Fressange, the chic of Paris !
  • Inès de la Fressange, the chic of Paris !

  • She is the incarnation of the Parisian woman. Indeed, she wrote a book about that! Beautiful, elegant, staggered and mischievous, 56 years old, Inès de la Fressange has not lost her superb (her splendor) ! By turns, aristocrat, top model, muse Chanel and fashion creator, her career us multiple and full of unexpected turns! Let’s go back on a kind personage, highly colorful with something more: this class so French!
    By Yvo Deprelle

    er real name ?
    A poem, a great moment of history: Inès Maria Laetitia Eglantine Isabelle de Seignard de la Fressange ! From a big family, lovely cocktail of nobility and great bourgeoisie, the little girl was born the 11 august 1957 in Gassin in the Var. Daughter of the marquis André de Seignard de la Fressange and Cecilia Sanchez Cirez, a argentinian model, she had childhood out of the ordinary and out of time between Parisian town houses, palaces, chalets in Switzerland and family mill. After her baccalaureate, she enters at the Ecole du Louvre in history of art and she is very fast discovered for her atypical physique. Very soon, she poses for the photograph Olivier Toscani for the magazine Elle. We are in 1975, Inès is 18 years old. Beautiful, slender, mys­terious, a bit androgynous, Inès is then the opposite of the canons of beauty. Jerry Hall, Pat Cleveland, Janice Dickinson, Iman, Gia Carangi, the era of Scandinavian blondes and voluptuous brunettes. Her strange plastic triggers the gossips, so jealous that they give her a nickname 'the asparagus’! But a career is launched; she walks for Thierry Mugler, Kenzo, Gaultier... The fashion of the seventies/eighties explodes with the new young creators and very fast everyone wants her. Her elegant beauty breathes life into a fresh wind and class on the podiums. The whole things accompanied with a large dose of humor because Inès is not afraid of smiling and making jokes! A world contract for beauty products Dior later and Inès is one of the first top models of eighties. And French in addition!!!

    The model who speaks!

    [multicol]In 1983, Karl Lagerfeld revives the house Chanel. Very naturally, he chose Inès as luxurious ambassador of the brand. Her strong resemblance with Coco when, when she was young. Ironically, her mother should have join the cabin of models of the brand. But when the great Mademoiselle asked her to cut her hair, she refused... And became model for Guy Laroche ! Inès is then the first top model to sign an exclusive contract with a luxury fashion house. Her collaboration lasted seven years. Inès is a sparkling, mischievous girl. She speaks and accepts interviews with pleasure. So much that the press gave her a name "the model who speaks", which is not so common in the profession! The side " be beautiful and shut up" not for her! Her approval rating soars... She was asked in 1989 to embody the bust of Marianne, the symbol of the Republic in every city hall. After Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve (don’t forget Mireille Mathieu !), The challenge is tempting. The Kaiser flatly refuses (it’s too crude !) but Inès posed anyway. Result : her contract with Chanel was broken after a long legal battle.

    Copyright Inès

    [multicol]Inès was free from any pressure. But what to do now? Among the many eccentric projects she receives, Henry Racamier, Vuitton’s former president, proposed her in 1991 to create her own brand. A crazy challenge that she accepted with enthusiasm! During years in the house Chanel, she has been perfecting the innate sense of fashion. She attended business reunions, press conferences and spent hours in the studio observing Karl and her couturiers. She hired then a head seamstress from Chanel and helped by Eric Bergère who draws for Lanvin, she started to create her own models. Simple and elegant every day clothes that even her wants to wear them, a chic and accessible range. 2000 persons hurries at the inauguration of the superb store avenue Montaigne... the success is immediate! The closeness with clients, her talent and her great sympathy charms every­body. Inès tha created accessories, furniture, decorative objects... About ten shops opens in France, USA and Japan! But conflicts aroused with her partners. Like Scherrer and Ungaro, she was dismissed from her own company because she was in a minority in 1999. She even didn’t have the right to use her own name! New legal battle...

Inès 2013

[multicol]A real phoenix, Inès ! In 2002, she revives the haute-couture shoes Roger Vivier, a great brand of the luxury shoes at the beginning of the century, like Jourdan, Perugia or Ferregamo. With the complicity of the creator Bruno Frisoni, she becomes artistic director then managing director of the brand. As such, she was even decorated of the title Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Good revenge! At the same time, while participating to humani­tarian works, she launched herself in writing and signed her fascinating auto­biography. ines-de-la-fressange-la-parisienne-edition-image-470 To launch later her famous fashion guide La Parisienne, a joyful compilation of the best shopping addresses, regarding beauty, the beautiful Inès remains at the top (pun !). Aged about 50 years old, she creates the surprise renewing with the catwalks for Gaultier couture in 2009 then for Chanel in 2011. Thus showing to the whole world that peace was signed with Karl Lagerfeld ! The victorious fifties, it was quite logical she joined the muses of L'Oréal Paris in 2011...   A "Perfect harmony" like the famous foundation of which she is the ambassador! Because she is worth it, and more than that: car everybody loves her, Inès...!  
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