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Saturday, October 27, 2007
Farida Khelfa: The Muse
Farida Khelfa is considered a style icon within the fashion industry and counts many close friends amongst its most talented innovators. Clockwise from center: Over the years Khelfa has perfected a distinct sense of style, photographed here in one of her signature pantsuits, Paris 2007; Seated by fashion photographer Dominique Isserman at Ungaro’s Fall 2005 collection; Earlier this year the Foundation Cartier in Paris hosted an exhibit of David Lynch’s art works – paintings, drawings, videos and photography, the director seen here with Khelfa at the exhibit; During the recent spring 2008 Paris collections Farida attended yet another exhibit by Lynch, in which he collaborated with her good friend, the shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Lynch commissioned Louboutin to design nine-inch heels that he photographed on dancers from the Crazy Horse, the famous Parisian cabaret; Lou-Lou de la Falaise, Saint Laurent’s muse and an accomplished designer in her own right, often cites Farida Khelfa as the epitome of French chic; Attending the David Lynch exhibit at the Cartier Foundation with the designer L’Wren Scott; Farida Khelfa with Victoire de Castellane, Dior’s haute jewelry designer.