Daily Style Phile: Heiress And Model Alice Dellal Puts Her Money Where Her Closet Is

by CARSON GRIFFITH · June 2, 2009

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Alice Dellal first came to our attention thanks to her significant other: Pierre Casiraghi, who is third in line for the throne of Monaco -not to mention, the grandson of Grace Kelly. (Random fact: Alice's brother, Alex, is dating Pierre's sister, Charlotte). We're slightly embarrassed that this is the first thing we noticed the British beauty for, considering her modeling career, jet-set group of friends, and eclectic style. Not to mention, the controversial party girl is also to inherit a chunk of her grandfather's 800 million fortune (in pounds, no less). Looks like real estate (and gambling) is the way to go. Especially if it helps get you some of the duds Alice wears.



The 21 year-old doesn't make your typical model. At 5'5" with a unusually curvy figure, you wouldn't expect to see her on the runways, but she's walked for everyone from Vivienne Westwood Red Label to Giambattista Valli. Add that to her many magazine spreads, including Vogue UK, and her modeling career in Europe is spreading like wildfire. She probably has her mother, the former Brazilian model Andrea Dellal to thank for her striking features. Alice is set on moving to LA to bring her career to the US very soon, so don't be surprised if she starts popping up in the pages of American magazines. So what will poor Pierre do without her? Start dating Olympia Scarry again? Nah. We bet he'll end up in the States like his older bro, Andrea Casiraghi, who currently resides in Washington Square Park with girlfriend, Tatiana Santo Domingo. C'mon over Pierre. We'll welcome you, and Alice and her incredible style, with open arms.

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[Pictures via The Fashion Spot]

We're not ones for the half shaved head (Really Cassie?), but somehow Alice pulls it off every and now then. It only reflects her individuality and party girl style more. Wearing fishnets, ripped jean shorts, crop tops, animal prints, and leather, the only way to describe her look is an effortless hipster-rocker chic. A recent face of the famous lingerie company Agent Provacateur and featured in a MANGO campaign, she names her favorite places to shop as www.fetish.com, Ebay, random sex shops, and markets. This probably sums up why her look is so eclectic and provocative. While Alice doesn't really rock couture, we're sure the designers she models for slip her a piece or two, and she names Alaia and "really 90's shit like Betsey Johnson" as designers she does choose to wear. Add in Alexander Wang, and my personal favorite brand of shoes, British designer Charlotte Olympia, and we've basically summed up her closet. But with Alice's style always evolving, we're sure she'll have something new tomorrow to surprise us. [Picture via Dejour Magazine]

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With the controversy of Kate Moss, the jet-set ways of Peaches Geldof, and more family money than Paris Hilton, style-setter Alice Dellal may be our most interesting Daily Style Phile yet. And even if you aren't running to your closet to rip some fishnets and throw them under your jean shorts, or a vintage store to stock up on animal print and 90's style crop tops, you have to give it to a girl who can make them work. So here's to you, Alice Dellal. Just try to stay out of trouble. For your inheritance's sake.