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Ines De La Fressange On Posing Topless: 'Photoshop Helped' (PHOTO)

Apr 21, 2011 | Updated Jun 21, 2011

Inès de la Fressange, the French-est woman we (don't really) know, sat down with the New York Times to discuss her bestseller Parisian Chic: A Style Guide, available here.

According to the Times, in her tome, the established model and Chanel muse offers up dressing tips such as pair jeans with gem-encrusted sandals, wear dresses with biker boots and match gowns with straw handbags, but we were most intrigued by the little nuggets of je ne sais quoi that de la Fressange dropped during the interview, like:

She is 53, but dared to pose topless for Madame Figaro magazine last year. "Photoshop helped," she said, knowing you don't really believe her. As for exercise, she said, "I thought about doing it once."

And on signing a contact with L'Oreal:

"I told them that France was an old country, and I guess they had to choose an old model," she said: "They told me, 'Oh, no, you aren't the oldest. We had Jane Fonda.' Facial bags are the new style!"

Read the rest of the article we're currently committing to memory at NYTimes.com. And take a look at the cover in question below.