Vogue Paris: L’Intelligence Du Bonheur
By Paul Kolyer
Before the Février onslaught of spring trends and pop celebrity covers, take in the palate cleansing master class in French style de la Fressange… Emmanuelle Alt gives the 57-year-old mother of two the honored invitation to guest edit the December/January issue of Vogue Paris! Perhaps Ms. Alt has taken in mind my IWTBAA article “Vogue Paris In Black, White, And Red” for the dual covers…
The issue is dedicated to the late great Oscar de la Renta.
Ines is the daughter of the Marquis de la Fressange and a member of the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. This issue is packed with her personal photos, her passions, a three-page beauty spread, interview, and editorials in homage to Ines' style. Emmanuelle Alt and Davis Sims catch a quirky side of Ines in black-and-white, in "this minute"classics from Lanvin and Chanel.
Mario Sorrenti and Suzanne Koller evoke more style d'Ines with svelte Grace Hartzel. Basics like white jeans, mens’ shirts, tailored jackets, and trench coats are wardrobe workhorses everywhere.
Anastasia Barbieri and Alasdair McLellan give a nod to Ines' noble birth with "Noblesse Oblige.” Saskia de Brauw wears French style must-haves like the beret, Chanel style suit, navy overcoat, statement jewels, lace jacket, and white blouses.
Celebrity offspring are modeling everywhere and Ines' daughter Violette stars in the “Miss Vogue” layout styled by Geraldine Saglio. She looks charming in versatile cozy separates.
I look forward to photographer Giampaolo Sgura's work in Vogue Paris, his star is on the rise! His "Cadeaux" feature should have broken the internet, it was on every fashion Facebook page! Claire Dhelens and Célia Azoulay have created incredible designer dolls, complete with accessories and memorable packaging.
The envy of the month highlights the iconic Roger Vivier square toe buckle ballerines. Images of Yves come to mind, and one cannot get much chicer than that! Like he said, "Fashion fades, style is eternal." Now on to the spring 2015 collections!
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