Ines de la Fressange Returns to Chanel on Runway & 2011 Ad Campaign

DolceTracker| Ines de la Fressange is erroneously called one of the original supermodels. She did not have that stature among models. Besides being an inspirational French woman, who is aging magnificently, the daughter of a French father and Argentinian mother, became the 1989 muse for a bust of Marianne, the ubiquitous symbol of the French republic.

At the time, Ines de la Fressange was a major model for Chanel. Karl Lagerfeld fired her saying that Marianne was the embodiment of “everything that is boring, bourgeois, and provincial” and that he would not dress up historic monuments.

To her credit, the French mother of two, married to Luigi d’Urso in 1990 and the mother of two daughters, didn’t bow to Lagerfeld as so many young models do. The two went their separate ways for years, as de la Fressange tried to develop her own label. 

Today, all is forgiven with Lagerfeld. Not only will Ines de la Fressange walk the runway for Chanel tomorrow, but she’s also been signed up as the face of the Spring/Summer 2011 campaign alongside Freja Beha Erichsen and Stella Tennant. via Elle UK

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