Tina Kunaki’s path to world recognition was thorny: the hatred of fans of the Cassel-Bellucci couple, accusations of PR, a lot of negativity on the Web and other unpleasant consequences of the Internet era. However, now it’s all in the past, and the model is admired not only by secular observers, but also by fashion experts. We tell you why Tina’s style really deserves attention (and what we can learn from her).
Before becoming an influential figure in the fashion world, Tina Kunaki went through the circles of hell. The model was accused of everything when rumors about her affair with Vincent Cassel leaked to the press. She was called a separatist (although the French actor broke up with Monica Bellucci back in 2013, a few years before meeting her new muse) and was accused of wanting to promote herself at the expense of the famous Frenchman. Not everyone believed in the sincere feelings of a couple with a difference of 30 years, and their romance was called “an affair in Ibiza”, which was not destined to last long.
Tina Kunaki and Vincent Cassel at the Venice Film Festival in 2019
Sarcastic commentators did not subside even after the appearance of the first photos of the couple after the wedding in 2018, in which Vincent and Tina looked especially happy. They were predicted to divorce soon, but the couple successfully passed through the waves of haight, and it seems that their feelings only got stronger. Another confirmation of their love occurred in the spring of 2019, when the daughter of Amazoni was born. It seems that after that the gossip came to naught, and even the most negatively minded observers began to look at Tina with great interest.
Tina and Vincent on their wedding day in 2018 at the town hall of the resort town of Bidar near Biarritz
The model’s career really took off when the affair with Cassel became known to the general public: international campaigns, invitations to parties and shows. After a short time, Kunaki became an ambassador of the French brands Dior, Balmain and Louis Vuitton and one of the most welcome guests of fashion weeks. The girl also actively supports Jacquemus, often trying on outfits from a French designer (the second dress for the wedding celebration was also created by Simon Port Jacquemus).
Tina in the image from the Valentino show
Kunaki at the Jacquemus show
True, Tina Kunaki has always been distinguished by her love of fashion, and now every season she declares herself more and more brightly as a new style icon. We show what a girl’s wardrobe consists of and why it really deserves attention.
Experiments with cut and prints
Skirts with unusual slits, dresses with deconstruction, flounce decor or a game of unusual textures (like sweaters and tutu skirts) — Tina loves to beat “difficult” things. Even minimalistic images she tries to complement with something interesting – whether it’s accent earrings or an unusual pair of shoes. At the same time, with colorful and catchy outfits, she, on the contrary, is laconic in accessories. If she chooses a colorful ornament (for example, a tiger print to appear in Cannes), the girl relies on simple styling and minimalistic shoes so as not to look too flashy.
Another favorite fashion technique of Kunaki is to mix complex things with simple ones. A girl often makes images based on a laconic white shirt or blouse made of flowing materials. In such simple combinations, you can not stop yourself from wanting to try on a bright bottom or bold accessories.
Many fashion influencers try to avoid sweaters, jumpers and other knitwear for social outings and try it all on, rather, as an exception to the rules. Kunaki was able not only to tame knitted things for the wardrobe on the way out, but also to make them her chip. Now cozy sweaters and knitted dresses are probably Tina’s favorite things. Moreover, her images are obtained in her favorite bold and sexy way. If an oversize dress is a fitted silhouette or with a square neckline. If it’s a voluminous sweater, then in an ensemble with a mini length.
In images for special occasions, Tina, as a rule, is true to the classics. Kunaki’s favorite models are shimmering outfits in silver, velvet floor—length options with a decor of shining stones or mini dresses in the style of the 80s with draperies and large belts.
Vincent and Tina are harmonious in everything — including in the choice of images for joint appearances. Moreover, they demonstrate amazing unity not only on the carpet, but also during less formal events. She is wearing a laconic top, an unbuttoned blouse and micro—shorts, he is wearing loose trousers, a white T-shirt and a short—sleeve shirt. And for the evening, Tina often prefers a bold and elegant dress with a slit or neckline, and Cassel — an impeccable suit that matches the image of her beloved.