The French style icon — and Uniqlo's latest design collaborator — talks shop.

To me, style is…

Courage. Courage to ignore fashion sometimes, courage to wear boy's clothes and fake diamonds, courage to keep what you love, courage to wear less and courage to be different.

The inspiration behind my Uniqlo collaboration

It was selfish… things I want to wear! I could tell you a long story name-dropping artists, painters and writers and talk about “the modern woman,” but I prefer to leave that to the designers on the runway.

My everyday outfit is…

Now that I have this title of "fashion icon," I risk to lose it! More or less nearly every day I wear a navy something (sweater, jacket or shirt), I am crazy for indigo and white jeans, bike boots, loafers, Roger Vivier ballerina flats...

The must-have item to look effortlessly good...

I would say good karma.

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