The most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018
Paris is a city famous for plenty of things, but for many, the city stands out as the fashion capital of the world. Since Paris has existed, people around the world have looked to the City of Light for inspiration, especially when it comes to fashion. Christian Dior, Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent.. These are just a few of the iconic fashion houses born in Paris! Century after century, the city has always been home to some of the most memorable designers and trendsetters.
Everyone knows the classics, but do you know today’s icons? From Jeanne Damas to Louise Follain, this article is all about the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018. Read on for a little style inspiration!
Paris born and raised, ever-stylish Jeanne Damas is perhaps the ultimate modern day Parisienne. At just 26 years old, she is not only a successful actress, but an incredible businesswoman and fashion it-girl. Damas harnessed her effortlessly cool style and created her very own fashion brand, Rouje. Since its inception, the brand has seen enormous success and has become somewhat of a cult favorite among Parisian fashionistas.
In addition to her impressive professional accomplishments, Damas has always had an incredible personal sense of style. She expertly combines designer pieces with high street clothes to create cool, vintage-inspired looks. Both accessible and timelessly chic, there’s no doubt Jeanne Damas is one of the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018.
Creative director of Parisian fashion House Balmain, Olivier Rousteing is quite the legend in the fashion world. An incredible eye for detail and bold yet classic designs have rendered Rousteing unforgettable. As one of the youngest creative directors in history, his designs for the house are coveted by fashionistas around the world. Plus, if that wasn’t cool enough, Rousteing’s supermodel friends like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid appear each season in his runway shows.
Dynamic in both his designs and personal style, Rousteing is without a doubt one of the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018. From the red carpet to the streets of Paris, Rousteing is one of the best dressed no matter where he goes.
The daughter of actor Johnny Depp and French singer Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose Depp has made a name for herself apart from her famous parents. Starting out in 2014 as an actress and later rising to international fame as a model, Lily-Rose quickly became one of the most iconic faces in the fashion industry. Boasting roles in seven films and a Chanel ambassadorship, this 19-year-old certainly knows how to diversify her talents.
In addition to her acting career, Lily-Rose also works as a full-time model and is one of Karl lagerfeld’s muses. In the past year, Lily-Rose had the coveted task of closing some of the biggest runway shows of fashion week. Modeling seems to come naturally to Lily-rose, who also has a great sense of off-duty style. Spending time between the U.S.A. and Paris, she has this really unique combination of American and French-inspired outfits. Lily-Rose is definitely one of the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018; whether she’s walking in a fashion week show, on a movie set or simply running errands, she is always well-dressed.
Though slightly lesser-known than the previous names on this list, Louise Follain is certainly at the forefront of the Parisian fashion scene today. Easily earning a mention as one of the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018, Follain is perhaps comparable to a modern Jane Birkin. Rising to fame just a few years ago as a model, she has captured the attention of international brands and participated in some incredible campaigns.
This Parisian beauty is known for her modeling work, but also has a great social media presence. If you’re looking for some style inspiration straight from a Parisian it-girl, look no further than her Instagram account. An inspiring mixture of gorgeous campaign photos and a more personal side, her account is full of amazing retro-inspired and trendy looks.
Caroline de Maigret
Model, DJ, mother and co-author of the bestselling book How to be Parisian wherever you are, Caroline de Maigret has always been active on the Paris fashion scene. In her book she gives advice on love, life and style from a Parisian perspective. Today, she is known for her impeccable fashion sense and works with some of the top fashion houses. Caroline is one of the faces of Chanel, which is considered to be one of the highest honors for any model.
A constantly cool street style is one of my favorite things about Caroline. Her effortlessly chic approach to fashion makes her one of the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018. As for all of the fashion icons in this article, I would really recommend checking out their social media for the latest looks and inspirations. Caroline especially is very active on social media, sharing inspiring articles and style tips on her Instagram.
Well, there you have it, my list of the most important Parisian fashion icons of 2018. Paris is certainly full of style inspiration! It was difficult to narrow it down to these 5 incredible individuals, but they are all worth checking out. I hope you have enjoyed reading this article, and perhaps even discovered a new source of style inspiration.
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