Sunday, August 26, 2007
I is for Ines de la Fressange
One day a model, the next a muse, the next a fully fledged businesswoman-Ines de la Fressange is appropriately honoured by Musette. With a not so shabby start as a Chanel model, de la Fressange caught the eye of the discerning Karl Lagerfeld in the eighties. Years later this pretty face did not let an altercation with the KL himself get her down-she became a fashion designer herself, as well as moving on to consult with another white haired fashion powerhouse-Jean Paul-Gaultier. Today Ines remains strongly grounded in the industry, as boutique owner and spokeswoman for luxury fashion house Roger Vivier. In 1985 de la Fressange was named a modern Marianne, grouping her with fellow French women that reflect beauty, liberty and reason. This is an image that de la Fressange continues to boldly emanate.