Modern Icon: Clémence Poésy

For those of you who do not know, today (July 14) marks perhaps the most important French holiday: Bastille Day. On this day the people of France remember and commemorate the Storming of the Bastille in 1789 and the uniting of the French people during the Fête de la Fédération one year later in 1790. The fanfare and celebration that takes place on Bastille Day rivals – if not surpasses – that of the 4th of July!

In honor of the holiday, I am dedicating today’s post to my favorite French style icon. And, no, her name is not Coco Chanel. Or Brigitte Bardot. Or Françoise Hardy.

Her name is Clémence Poésy, a moniker as beautiful and unexpected as her phenomenal personal style. An actress, Poésy made an international name for herself after playing Fleur Delacore in the Harry Potter franchise. Like her on-screen counterpart, she exudes an effortless elegance, which is highlighted by her flawless fashion sense. Whether she is wearing a striking red dress with classic black accessories, or mixing it up by throwing a Chanel boucle jacket on over a pair of jeans, Poésy never fails to turn heads

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The native Parisian cites artists such as Francesca Woodman and Niki de Saint Phalle as her personal icons. And, although she calls the City of Lights home, Poésy prefers the fashion in New York, because “no one cares; you can wear whatever you want. You can be as crazy as you want. So I feel freer there.”

No matter what the location, Clémence Poésy continues to prove that she is truly a modern icon in the making.

What is your take on Clémence’s style? Better yet, who are your favorite French icons? Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet!


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