By this point everyone knows French women are the some of the chicest in the game. After all, it’s the land that brought us Jane Birkin, Brigitte Bardot, and Inès de la Fressange! But what about the future of French style? In honor of Bastille Day, here are four women who’ve helped make up the new fashion guard.
Léa Seydoux: The 29-year-old’s been cast in a number of American films including Inglorious Bastards, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Midnight in Paris, but where I really love to see the actress is on the red carpet. Her masculine-meets-feminine style makes for exciting, quintessentially French moments at every turn.
Garance Doré: She’s the brains behind one of our favorite photography and lifestyle blogs and the perfect study in how to make French style work in New York City.
Elisa Sednaoui: The actress, philanthropist, mother, and model has—you guessed it—model-off-duty style down pat. That means leather, dark denim, and the perfect accessories. And, oh yeah, Christian Louboutin is her godfather!
Emmanuelle Alt: She’s the editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris so it’s only expected that she make the list. You’ll always find her in skinny jeans, button-downs, sharp blazers, and pumps, which is why her “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” motto of dressing is both refreshing and envy-inducing.