Model, muse, creator, ambassador to the great fashion houses—Inès de la Fressange embodies the spontaneity and freshness of iconic French style. After writing many pieces on the style of Parisians, she became interested in the style of their apartments with the release of her book "Sous les toits de Paris" ("Under the roofs of Paris").
She's the incarnation of a Parisian woman—Inès de la Fressange, former model turned fashion designer and author. She began her career as a model at age 17, walking for big names like Christian Dior, Jean-Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint-Laurent before become Karl Lagerfeld's muse and the ambassador for the house of Chanel.
Inspired by fashion and the designers, she decided to create her own brand “Inès de la Fressange Paris," of which she is the artistic director today. Inès de la Fressange also collaborated with the shoe brand Roger Vivier, which she helped relaunch and of which she is an ambassador.
The fashion and decorating advice of Inès of Paris
This icon of Parisian style has share her tips for how to live like a real Parisian. In this work, one finds not only style recommendations, but decoration, restaurant, and fashion advice, like the Museum of romantic life, Astier de Villatte or Maison Plisson.
In her lastest book, written in collaboration with Marin Montagut, she opens the doors to Parisian apartements. Readers are welcomed into the homes of 15 designers, artistic directors and other founders of hot fashion brands living in Paris. Found objects, travel souvenirs, vintage pieces, or contemporary furniture, the décor of Parisians reflects their city: eclectic and varied.
...and in Provence
Even if she incarnates Parisian style, she's no less a child of her native South of France. Born in Saint-Tropez, on the Côte d’Azur, she takes her summer getaway each yeaer in Tarascon, in Provence. Her summer home is decorated in her image: simple, chic and elegant. Inès takes advantage of this time in the south to discover the surrounding areas, from Sommières to the village of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert and from Arles to Avignon. She's always hunting for the best spots to share in her weekly online newsletter Lettre d'Inès (Inès' Letter), a treasure trove of info.