I grew up reading magazines cover to cover in the ’90s and had an ever-growing mood board in my room with pages I had torn out. One of the constant people whose photos you’d find pinned up is Nadège du Bospertus—a French model whose outfits I still think about today. From snapshot-style pictures photographed by Arthur Elgort that feel like an early peek into street style to runway outfits from designers like Chanel, Hermès, and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, I simply can’t get enough of her inspiring looks from the ‘90s.
Ahead, I’m highlighting some of her most iconic outfits and five key styling lessons I learned from them. Though they were originally snapped a couple decades ago, they feel as relevant as they did back then. Ahead, see exactly why French model Nadège du Bospertus is one of my ultimate style icons.
Wear a Matching Skirt Suit
There is nothing as instantly polished as a matching skirt suit. Here, styled with statement earrings and a pair of sleek pointed heels, this is the chic outfit formula that will never go out of style.
Style a Bustier Top With Trousers
While neutrals are my comfort zone, this outfit is an instant dose of inspiration for wearing a bold shade like pink. The trick? Tonal dressing that mixes similar shades of one color family.
Go for an Oversize Blazer
While suiting has been a trend that has been growing over the last few years, we'll be sure to see looser, more comfortable styles like this one gain traction this year.
You can also opt for a blazer designed to be worn as a dress. Simply add sunglasses, strappy heels, and a micro bag.