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That Timeless Chic Of The Parisian Woman

The fashion sense of Parisian women is renowned worldwide. Swanky Paris department store Galeries Lafayette salutes Parisian chic this month in a special event fronted by former top model and face of Chanel Ines de la Fressange.

Elegance, beauty, hair in just that perfect mess
Elegance, beauty, hair in just that perfect mess
Véronique Lorelle

PARIS - The cheeky humor of the 1930 and 40s actress and model Arletty, the new-look silhouette of Christian Dior, the red pouting lips of a René Gruau fashion ilustration…all sum up the legendary figure of the Parisian girl, or Parisienne. But where is this epitome of chic to be found, what does her dressing room look like, what kind of life does she lead?

Top French department store Galeries Lafayette is paying homage to the myth of the chic Parisienne throughout the month of April with former top model Inès de la Fressange acting as an ambassadress for the event. De la Fressange has recently joined forces with journalist Sophie Gachet to produce the best-selling style guide La Parisienne (Flammarion, 2010), detailing the chicest shops and eateries that Paris has to offer. Published last fall, it has already been translated into English and Italian and soon, Japanese.

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Facing resurgent protests in several provinces, Iran's clerical regime now relies on its two usual defenses: brute force and appeasing the West. But its days may be numbered as younger Iranians are increasingly emboldened to demand a different future.

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