My New Style Icon Is a 65-Year-Old French Actress

Age is but a number, however, we can't say we know many 65-year-old women who are down with wearing velvet minidresses with tights and platforms or mismatched earrings with sheer dresses on a night out. In fact, we don't know many 30-year-olds who would always feel confident to do as such. But that's where Isabelle Huppert—the award-winning French actress and our current obsession—breaks the mould.

Naturellement, there's a lot to be said for being French. If you're lucky enough to be one a Gallic woman—where a certain insouciance and effortlessness carries you through a lifetime of outfits and photo opps—many pieces, trends and styling ideas are but a doddle. We've seen it with Jane Birkin (still influencing our wardrobes at the age of 70) and Vanessa Paradis (we can't pull off half the things this 44-year-old chooses, even on a regular day).

We first penned to piece to celebrate Madame Huppert's stellar run of award season looks in 2017 (hands down, she was the best dressed at the BAFTAs), but since then, we've noticed her at countless movie premieres and fashion week events—with brands such as Chloé, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein all courting her. "What I like about Isabelle is that she's a fashionista, she knows the brands and designers," her stylist Jonathan Huguet tells The Hollywood Reporter. "She's completely open to different things, like more underground designers. She's happy to try different shapes, fabrics, designers."

So before we shift into our full-on fan-girl mode, have a look through Isabelle Huppert's best style moments, and see what lessons you can incorporate into your own closet.