Style Icon: Gaia Repossi

06/10/2011 § Leave a comment

I spied Gaia a few times whist meandering through all the fashion week photos, but this picture of her from the Paris YSL spring 2012 show blew my mind.  Of course, wear a suit and tie to YSL, of course, this would have sat well with Monsieur Saint Laurent… I love how Gaia frequently favors the masculin féminin, but she also seamlessly shifts — chameleon-like — to a decidedly more feminine look.

Wearing Balmain, with Karl Lagerfeld and Eugenie Niarchos in 2009.

Only twenty five years old and a member of the Repossi family , fine jewelery makers since 1920, Gaia has been the artistic director of Maison Repossi since the age of twenty and designed her first collection in 2007.

At Chanel spring 2012

At Proenza Schouler spring 2012

Perhaps it’s the mix of the two—an Italian background and a French way of life—that helped transform the rebellious Monte Carlo—raised teenager into a budding fashion icon. (She has unofficially been ordained the new face of chic, minimalist style.) Notes Altuzarra, “She mixes a kind of French nonchalance with Italian glamour and femininity.”  [Derek Blasberg for Harper's Bazaar.]

Décris-nous ton style:
Androgyne simple et élégant. J’aime les classiques que je casse.

Tes icônes de mode?
Yves Saint Laurent pour sa vision intemporelle et son univers. Annie Hall, Verushka… [Vogue Paris: Dans le dressing de Gaia Repossi.]

How could I not adore Gaia?

Especially with a closet full of shoes like this…

To create her personal style, which she described as “strict,” she often mixes vintage and more current designer pieces, many of them menswear-inspired…”I don’t like anything too glamorous—it’s just not me”…Ms. Repossi arrived at our meeting looking like a modern Annie Hall, in baggy men’s jeans, Hermès oxfords from the 1970s and a well-cut plaid blazer by one of her favorite brands, Céline. [Rachel Dodes for WSJ.]

I love how her aesthetic is all over the Repossi 2011 campaign.
Of course, she gets extra brownie points for using Dree Hemingway

Images 1-4 via Style.com. || Image 5 via TMagazine. || Images 5 & 6 via Harper’s Bazaar. || Images 7-10 via Vogue Paris.
Image 11 via WSJ. || Images 12-19 via REPOSSI.

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