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Josephine de La Baume discusses family fashion

Joséphine de La Baume says her grandmother's dedication to fashion stopped her being eaten by a shark.

The French model-singer-and-actress has loved clothes all her life and believes her passion is in her blood. Her grandmother was a huge fan of looking stylish and went to great lengths to look her best, even during World War II.

"I owe my love of fashion to my incredible grandmother, who had a passion for clothes and wanted to look great all the way through World War II. She was a hardcore activist in the French Resistance, but still had all her war clothes made by designers," she told the November edition of UK magazine Elle.

"Believe it or not, it saved her life - when her boat was sunk during the war, she was attacked by a shark which stranded in the water. But because her coat was of such high-quality fabric, it couldn't bite through the dense material and it saved a piece of her ass! She was one of only five survivors."

Joséphine recently married super producer Marc Ronson in a specially made Zac Posen gown. Having a friend make her wedding dress meant the world to the 28-year-old beauty.

"We had the same vision from the star and every fitting was fun - it means so much to me that it was made with love and attention," she explained.

"Zac can make any woman look glamorous. He studies the person rather than just dressing them in a design."

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