If the face of Ines de la Fressange seems familiar or if her name rings a bell it's because, well, it should! Any fashion maven worth her Chanel bag knows that Ines was the very first model ever to sign an exclusive modeling contracting, in the 1980s, with a haute couture house—Chanel, of course.And while Karl Lagerfeld is, of course, to thank for Ines' rise to fashion fame, he also partly to blame for his muse's disappearance from the house of Chanel in recent. In 1989, the two had words...Read Full Story
Getty Images.Jean Paul Gaultier has given me yet another reason to love him. At his Autumn/Winter couture show earlier this week, he sent a familiar face out onto the catwalk: that of 51-year-old model Ines de la Fressange.Ines was one of the most sought-after models of the 1980s. She was the first model to sign an exclusive couture modeling contract--with Chanel--but has not done much catwalk work since the early 90s, when she married an Italian railroad executive and had children...Read Full Story
Inès Marie Lætitia Églantine Isabelle de Seignard de la Fressange (born August 11, 1957), is a French model and designer of fashion and perfumes.