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Fashion Icon Friday: Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola was born in New York, the only daughter of Eleanor Coppola and acclaimed director Francis Ford Coppola.

Sofia started acting at an early age in her father’s films, such as The Godfather and The Outsiders. Following in her father’s footsteps, Sofia became a director. Her first film was Lick the Star in 1998, followed by The Virgin Suicides. Her third film, Lost in Translation, won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Golden Globe for Best Film. It was also nominated for Best Director, making her the first American woman to be nominated in that category. Some of her other notable films include Marie Antionette, featuring over-the-top period costumes, and her most recent film, Somewhere.

Sofia has indulged in fashion since an early age, appearing in magazines like Seventeen during the 1990’s. When she was 15, she interned at Chanel. In 1998, Sofia and her friend, Stephanie Hayman, co-founded the line MilkFed, now exclusively sold in Japan. Marc Jacobs considers Sofia one of his muses, personally choosing her in 2002 as the face of his house fragrance. She has appeared in many of his ads, as well as Louis Vuitton ads. Sofia also combined her talents for directing and fashion when she directed Dior’s commercial for their fragrance Miss Dior Chérie shot in France.

Sofia’s style looks effortlessly chic but she is always dressed impeccably for her many red carpet awards appearances and, of course, fashion shows.


Recently, I went to the opening of Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective at the Denver Art Museum. YSL is quite the fashion icon, and you would have to be in order to have an entire international exhibit devoted solely to your contributions to the fashion world.

Starting with Dior in 1958, and then creating his own collection in 1962, YSL  revolutionized women’s fashions & is one of the first designers to liberate them. He designed women’s suits and safari jackets, allowing them to dress and act freer. YSL was famously known for his “le smoking” tuxedo jacket and there’s an entire room in the exhibit featuring hundreds of his innovative “tuxedo” styles.

He pushed boundaries even further when he posed nude in 1971 for his own fragrance line—causing quite the stir in the early 70s. His clothes were worn by some of the most famous women in the world like Catherine Deneuve, Nam Kempner, and Betty Catroux.

Even after his death, YSL is undoubtedly one of the greatest fashion icons to ever have lived and his legacy will live on for fashion centuries to come.

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What a tease Mr. Wang is. Alexander Wang’s new Resort 2012 line was previewed in this uber- cool video. TWF is a HUGE fan of his and now we hear he’s in the running to replace Galliano at Dior? Can this be.. No more Marc? I guess all we can do at this point is stay tuned…

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