We celebrate the ultimate Parisienne this Christmas, as Ines de la Fressange graces two covers by Mert & Marcus. The Queen of Paris chic opens up about her life with a little help from friends and family in our December 2014/January 2015, out December 4.
"I'm often asked about the Parisienne. What does she look like? How does she dress? [...] Then I bump into Ines de la Fressange and it's all there: the silhouette as slim as the stroke of René Gruau's pen, the sober style that exudes innate elegance, the deep brown gold-flecked eyes, the velvet tones that belie an irresistible spirit, the healthy dose of common sense, the taste for liberty and the joie de vivre," writes Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt in her December 2014/January 2015 editorial. Two covers and inside editorials from Mert & Marcus, David Sims and Mario Sorrenti capture the many facets of Ines de la Fressange, as the ultimate Parisienne invites Vogue Paris to a family Christmas. Ines even opens her personal photo album, with tenderly written comments by her long-time partner Denis Olivennes. Her daughter Violette d'Urso is our Miss Vogue this month and life-long friends Elie Top and Jean Paul Goude open up, in an issue built with emotion, elegance and humor. Multitalented Ines opens her Paris address book to share her favorite places in her home city, alongside the secrets to her seemingly eternal youth, some juicy fashion stories and her hopes for Christmas and beyond. Don't know how she does it all? Nor do we, but prepare to find out in an issue made-to-measure with a peerless Parisienne.
Vogue n°953, out December 4.