Charlotte Gainsbourg, Catherine Deneuve, Lou Doillon, Audrey Tautou, Marion Cotillard, Caroline de Maigret – all of these French fashion muses share a certain je ne sais quoi that is both instantly recognizable and impossible to describe. Maybe it’s their carefully disheveled tresses or the cool way they wear their clothes. Whatever it is, there exists a certain blueprint for French-girl style that most fashion lovers long to capture. It can be found in the elegance of a simple button-up, in a slouchy cardigan, in an attitude of aloof self-possession, or in a casual slash of crimson at the mouth.
Since Céline’s renaissance in the late 2000s, the brand has steadily rewritten the concept of French fashion, creating a new platform for advancing its well-hewn aesthetic, which is both fashion-forward and inventive and still entirely accessible. For Fall/Winter 2017, Céline rewrites the blueprint for French-girl style, capturing the insouciant charm of the gamine and graceful in oversized silhouettes, tonal separates, plissé skirts, and furry outerwear. It’s the look of a girl who never tries too hard to look good but still manages to be the envy of her peers.
For a closer look at Céline’s Fall/Winter 2017 campaign, browse through the gallery above.