Clémence Poésy, Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Haute-Couture show, January 2013



What do you wear to a date with Karl Lagerfeld? It's a paralysing thought, isn't it? Even if you took the date part out, merely knowing you'll be in the same space as the Chanel maestro is enough to bring on a tsunami of panic. The most common downfall? Overfrenching. For starry-eyed celebrities, the excitement of being invited to a Chanel show can prove so overwhelming that the mind goes straight to barets and striped tees. 

It's an understandable mistake -- but not for Clémence Poésy. The self-assured style icon knows good taste can also be low-key. Steering clear from the dress code for an upmarket Multicultural Day party, the young actress opted for a navy plaid coat from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection. She paired it with a blue and black Chanel bag and a bright lip to complete the understated look. After all, there's nothing sexier or more French than Poésy's killer confidence. Karl was suitably impressed, of course. 

 

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