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How Isabelle Huppert’s grown up French style made her a surprise fashion star at the Golden Globes


Despite being nominated for a Best Actress award at the Golden Globes last night, despite arriving in a dazzling Armani Privé gown and despite posing for pictures with Leonardo DiCaprio and the ilk, perhaps only film buffs were aware of Isabelle Huppert's illustrious career before she stepped onto the red carpet last night.

But now the 63 year-old French actress has won the gong and won the spotlight, pipping Amy Adams (for her role in Arrival), Jessica Chastain (for Miss Sloane), Ruth Negga (for Loving) and Natalie Portman (for Jackie) to the prize and causing the headlines to hail her a ‘surprise star’.

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True, she might not have been a mainstream name before her critically acclaimed performance in Elle, but the fashion industry had caught onto Huppert’s magic some time ago. A front row fixture at Dior, Chanel and Armani (she attended the latter's couture show in July and likely picked her Golden Globes gown from the presentation), her irreverent, nonchalant sense of style has allowed her to play both muse and model for many designers over the years. Photographer Helmut Newton took a series of now-iconic, provocative portraits of her in the 1970s, and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot her for Givenchy’s 2014 ad campaign, alongside Kendall Jenner and a gaggle of millennial models.

Despite starring in over 130 movies since her debut in 1971, Huppert’s choice to always work with edgy directors and complex characters is part of what has defined her as an ageless cool-girl for so long. Her character in psychological thriller Elle is a businesswoman who is attacked and raped in her home, and previous roles like 2001’s The Piano Teacher, have all called for her to adopt dark personalities.

The fact that Hubbert is extremely private and very little is known about her, is also likely part of her appeal to designers on the hunt for a steady, reliably chic muse. The mother of three joined Instagram just three days ago and has gained 1,500 followers so far.

Her day-to-day style consists of all the now-cliche markers of French chic; jeans, tailored jackets, skinny neckties and even Breton tops. But with her authenticity (she was born in Paris in 1953) the look suddenly feels sophisticated and easy.

On the red carpet, her go-tos are equally archetypal - think smoking suits in red, white or black, black leather blouses and pussy bow dresses by Dior - but in the mix of flashing sequins, bodycon tops and ‘naked dresses’ on swarming Instagram right now, Huppert's is an easy approach that feels positively refreshing.

At the Golden Globes last night she took some risks with her is-that-a-bare-midriff dress and Repossi earcuffs to boot. But the risks paid off and only added to her enduring appeal as an underrated, understated French style icon.

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