Apparently, the recipe for French chic is to ignore trends.
Women's Wear Daily recently reported that market research commissioned by the French Federation of Women’s Ready-To-Wear found that French women care less about what’s gliding down the runway or displayed in shop windows, and more about what suits them.
So, what a better excuse, as if I need one, to celebrate some true French style icons...
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A former model, and the first to sign an exclusive contract with Chanel. Her book 'Parisian Chic' is a lovely little read.
Catroux, left, with Yves Saint Laurent. She was his muse. Love those boots!
The actress, looking super smart in simple black and white, was chosen to play Coco Chanel in the 2009 film.
This singer's 'mod-ish yet nonchant' style is still influential today.
To see more inspirational images, visit my Parisian Chic Pinterest board here.
To read more about the market research click here.
Pictures courtesy of the telegraph.co.uk