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.