Known for combining her designer pieces with mid-market finds, Ines de la Fressange, former Karl Lagerfeld muse and house model for Chanel, has launched a 70-piece capsule collection for Uniqlo featuring elegant, loose-fitting items like a checked linen grandfather shirtdress ($45) and floral tea dress ($55), as well as shirts, jeans, pencil skirts, flat-front trousers, wrap dresses, and schoolboy blazers in fabrics like French linen, pima cotton, and chambray.
Designed in collaboration with Uniqlo design director Naoki Takizawa, the collection has four aspects: one embodies the “feel” of French work clothes, another offers classic casuals in navy, white, red, and black, while the other two are luxurious loungewear and chic separates.
The daughter of a French marquis and an Argentine model, the Paris-based de la Fressange is also brand ambassador for renowned shoe designer Roger Vivier, the epitome of BCBG (the abbreviation for bon chic, bon genre in French meaning preppy good taste). Even if a weekend in Paris is not on the table, at least consummate Parisian chic can now come to you.
—Written by Ellin Stein