Thursday, April 5, 2007

Emmanuelle Alt


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  1. My Fall Collection

    April 5, 2007 at 9:31 am

    Perfect! Going back to that age-appropriate-style question someone raised in the Karl post, if you look at the individual pieces here, especially the boots, you might think that they’re too young for her, as if she can’t let go of her younger self. But once you see everything together, especially with her poise and confidence and the slightest hint of moxie, it is so RIGHT!

  2. Alice Olive

    April 5, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Wow. She is seriously stylish. Seriously, don’t mess with me, stylish! I respect that composure too. The cargo-esque trousers are fantastic.

  3. Anonymous

    April 5, 2007 at 11:03 am

    i love her, but i have to admit, i’m not a fan of the boots. A little to nine inch nails for me. I’m not ready for the 90′s to come back yet.

  4. NYC Modelista

    April 5, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Love the hair and the boots.

  5. Laaw-yuhr

    April 5, 2007 at 11:49 am

    I really like how casual and confident she is. So many of the women have body language that seems shy – feet turned inward, not really looking directly at the camera, etc. It’s nice to see a woman so comfortable in her own skin.

  6. Ben B

    April 5, 2007 at 12:09 pm

    The proportions in this outfit are great…very well done.

  7. Hope

    April 5, 2007 at 12:49 pm

    Where have I seen these boots before?

  8. Butch

    April 5, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    My Fall, I would suggest that it’s ALMOST all right.

    For me, in any case, it all works till you pan down to the cropped pants and boots…and then I’m taken a bit aback. That part of the look is so very much associated with the young (at least in my mind) that it’s hard for me not to feel a discordant tug…

  9. Iheartfashion

    April 5, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Ms. Alt always looks effortlessly chic. The women of French Vogue are unparalleled. Makes me want a pair of those Balenciaga school-boy cargo pants!

  10. Anonymous

    April 5, 2007 at 2:34 pm

    Her boots look heavy.

  11. Anonymous

    April 5, 2007 at 2:35 pm

    I love her boots.

  12. Anonymous

    April 5, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    wow, she looks incredible. her jacket is stunning. i love the fit of the pants, and the modern boots are a beautiful touch. she is amazing.

  13. hoi polloi

    April 5, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Yup. I saw this one over at the Fashion Spot Paris streetstyle. Its very cool. Anyone know who made those boots?

  14. hoi polloi

    April 5, 2007 at 4:53 pm

    Love those sphinxes behind her too :)

  15. elin

    April 5, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    always so beautiful..

  16. stella b.

    April 5, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    she’s my hero. i love her. wish she got more press in the u.s. thanks for the pic sart.

  17. Jack Daniel

    April 5, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    where was this taken, because I really like the fountain in the background.

  18. My Fall Collection

    April 5, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Butch, I felt a “discordant tug” too! But… I like those. In the realm of art, anyway.

  19. Anonymous

    April 5, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    She can be absolutely breathtaking. And her work is amazing. A very talented lady.

  20. Emily N.

    April 5, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Every single piece, individually, represents some trend that really irks me. However, until I began dissecting the outfit piece by piece I didn’t catch it…. the overall look is cool enough that I was too distracted to notice the cargo pants, clunky grunge boots, jacket that (to me) looks cheap. I’m impressed by her abilities!

  21. Anonymous

    April 5, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    she pulls this off – when others would look age-inappropriate. it’s in her face, her gaze. cool personified. – minette

  22. ajane

    April 5, 2007 at 11:40 pm

    Love the attitude and the mix and especially the cropped cargos. I’m not picking up the age-inappropriate discordance, but then I think the equation of particular styles with particular ages is a particularly American thing, and I’m not American. It seems to me that in Paris or Copenhagen or Montreal (to mention cities I’ve been to lately), if a woman likes a particular look, she’ll wear it whether she’s 30 or 50.

  23. Claire

    April 6, 2007 at 1:01 am

    Jack Daniel, This photo, with the Fontaine du Palmier in the background, is taken on Place du Châtelet (yes, I am a Parisian!).

  24. eurobrat

    April 6, 2007 at 1:07 am

    God, this woman has the best footwear collection.

  25. Anonymous

    April 6, 2007 at 2:23 am

    wow… look the whole look. the air of confidence that will only come in age. what a bang.

  26. firdaosPidau.

    April 6, 2007 at 3:01 am

    i hate those louis vuitton boots, but somehow, she made it work.

  27. woogie

    April 6, 2007 at 7:36 am

    Such confidence! Without it, she might look forced. I absolutely love the trousers.

  28. cigalechanta

    April 6, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    like ajane I agree that American women are hung up about what thy can wear after a CERTIN age. Same with hair.
    She and Carine can wear anything that most can’t it’s the “It” factor and the confidence.

  29. Anonymous

    April 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    didn’t you post this just a few weeks/months ago, or am I totally wrong?

    Have to admit that I do love her hair and her attitude. her outfit totally works for her!

    Keep up the good work!

  30. Anonymous

    April 6, 2007 at 3:54 pm

    Who’s her? She looks somewhat Italian.

  31. cHip=Cool+Hip

    April 6, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    She’s Carine Roitfeld’s second-in-command at French Vogue.

  32. forget me knots

    April 7, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    totally cool+

  33. Carolina Lange

    April 7, 2007 at 4:43 pm

    She has style! Fantastic!

  34. concupiscence

    April 8, 2007 at 8:26 am

    This is one of my favourite shots of yours up at And my favourite you’ve taken of her. Fantastic look, lots of confidence and disarming nonchalance – teamed with a calm, calm face.

  35. Eastern Aisle Credit Solutions

    April 12, 2007 at 5:50 am

    It’s all about personal style.. I mean it’s nice to follow trends, but a lot of people do it and it ends there.. there’s no personal style involved.. this woman clearly has her own style and she is very confident with it, that it doesn’t matter what age she is, it just looks great on her..

  36. donik

    April 12, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    I think she looks fantastic in every way! I am at least her age and I would absolutely dress like that.

    In my opinion, the only no-no’s that come with age are 1) showing too much skin, because let’s face it, no matter how hard you work, it just ain’t as tight as it used to be, and 2) too much girly ruffles.

    Then again, i’m not a fan of too much skin and too much girly ruffles on anyone.

  37. Lilliam

    April 12, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    absolutely fabulous!

  38. groovergreen

    April 18, 2007 at 9:41 am

    I’m surprised by all the discussion of “age-appropriate”. How is a woman of this age (I’m guessing 40ish) supposed to dress? Every generation defines 30 or 40 or 50 for itself and its members generally dress according to what they feel comfortable in — hence baby boomers in Levis and Generation X in our trainers and cargoes and funky shoes and vintage bargains. I agree that we need to adjust our wardrobes as our bodies change, but try telling that to all the fast-food-fed teenage girls I see with belly blubber hanging over their hipster jeans. It’s not a matter of age. If you’re fit and slim and have good posture, you can wear just about anything at any age.

  39. Ashleigh

    January 15, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    You’re never too old to look good and Looking good never goes out of style.

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