Five Days, Five Outfits With An Entrepreneur

Marine Tanguy was running a gallery in LA back in 2015 when she saw a gap in the market. Surrounded by creatives in the entertainment industry who were represented by agencies, she realised there was nothing similar for emerging artists, so founded the MT Art Agency, one of the world’s first collectives representing those in the art community.

Fast-forward to today and the agency represents dozens of up and coming artists, with offices in London and Paris. French-born Marine has presented two Ted talks, been declared a Forbes 30 under 30 and has worked in partnership with everyone from Rankin to Christies – all whilst looking impossible pulled together. We took a peek into what her wardrobe looks like on an average working week…

Frankie Jacket, €995 | Louise Kennedy Ava Top, €495 (was €595) | Louise Kennedy, Zoey Skirt, €495 | Louise Kennedy

I would describe my everyday style as… part classic and French, part bold and power woman.

For a big event I always wear… strong, honest colours and unexpected materials: silk, tulle and velvet. 

For an important meeting I wear… red lipstick, always.

When I gave a Ted talk, I wore… Comptoir Des Cotonniers. It’s my go to brand to feel like myself, both comfortable and stylish.

Blouse, €135 | Comptoir Des Cotonniers, Cord Jacket, £81 (was £135) | Kings Of Indigo,  | Coat, €275 | Comptoir Des Contonniers

My favourite look from today’s shoot was… the Louise Kennedy outfit. I always wanted to be Carrie Bradshaw hailing a cab in New York with a ballerina skirt. 
My top tip for transitioning from day to night… go bolder on the heels and let the hair down! 

My tip for always looking good is… smile!

A French brand Brits should know about is… Comptoir des Cotonniers. It’s such a nice story of a mother shopping with her daughter, both wearing the same classics with a different style. I used to love shopping with my mother there. 

All Jewellery by Elizabeth Gage

Oscar Top, £260 | Hanna Fiedler, Waldemar Jacket, £1,260 | Hanna Fiedler, Bernhard Trousers, £760 | Hanna Fiedler

French women’s style is great because…. French women love quality materials - I still wear the same trench coat I bought when I was 17 years old. We don’t like wasting and love re-inventing new styles for the key pieces in our wardrobe. 

My career began…. Ten years ago! It flies by! But I prefer being knowledgable so I enjoy being here ten years later with a lot more experience and wisdom. Perhaps one could say that my career began even earlier, when I started loving art as a 5 year old. 

I founded my business because…. I believe visual artists will be key to our societies, inspiring all and therefore being supported by all. 

Lynn Cashmere Sweater, £495, Rejina Pyo, Bella Paneled Crêpe Skirt, £475 | Rejina Pyo

The best thing about being an entrepreneur is… Living life 300%, asking the right questions and challenging everything.

The best thing about running the business is… You have both the freedom and responsibility to do good and influence positively your industry. 

I love art because… It inspires me daily.

A new artist who should be on everyone’s radar is… Tough question! Right now… Adelaide Damoah, David Aiu Servan Schreiber, Leo Caillard, Saype.. 


Similar: Sateen Dress, £39.99 | Zara

The best city for art is…  London, but I think I am too biased. Tel Aviv and LA also have thriving art communities.

If you want to get into art, you should… start consuming as many visuals around you as possible. Train your eyes. 

The highlight of my career so far has been… Recently when I saw the one of our artists Saype in most European airports as I travelled, I felt so happy. I want to see that a lot more. 

Find out more about the MTArt Agency here.

With thanks to No29 Power Station West.

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