i don’t agree with you: i think that the trousers are short, slim and worn with heels is what makes the look modern. But you have to be slim yourself to pull it off. And love the mixture of greys and black with NO colour…. A
while i like some of the individual elements of this look, i can’t say that i am wild about the whole. it’s a bit safe, a bit calculated, and the shoes make it look dated. the french are undeniably chic — it’s almost a prerequisite for citizenship — but to me, this is not what it looks like.
Her look is elegant and chic. She is accurate for her age and portrays this timeless look beautifully. The bag is fabulous and the heels are appropriate and pratical for the New York streets and this representation of the modern day working women in her later years! The pants may seem a bit short, but they show off a little skin to match the fact that her coat sleeve is rolled up to show off her jewlery. She is sophisticated and elegant to say the least!!!
Lay off on the heels; ladies of a certain age and caliber aren’t going to wear Chloe clogs and grey socks! She looks great; the skinny pants and pointy high heels are a throwback to the 50′s, which is a perennial look for women, much like 3-piece suits and wing tips for men (see pic above).
I beg to differ with those of you who think that she personifies French chic. It is obvious from the way that she carries herself and her sense of proportion that she is not French. A French woman would instinctively know that this coat is not flattering and the bag, however attractive, is way too big, unless she is about to go away for the weekend.