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.