11/16/2012 09:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sofia Coppola Was Just As Stylish At 20 As She Is Now (PHOTO)

This scion of film royalty ("The Godfather" director, Francis Ford Coppola, is her dad) has certainly made a name for herself in the movie biz with Academy Award-winning films like "Lost In Translation," and cult favorites like "The Virgin Suicides" and "Somewhere." As one of the few reigning female directors in a gender-biased industry, Sofia Coppola is something of an anomaly. She has made even more of a statement by putting complicated female protagonists (played by the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning) on the big screen.

When it comes to her personal style, it is just as feminine as her films. Sofia, who interned at Chanel as a teenager and started her label, Milkfed, just out of college is the epitome of effortless cool -- she prefers little black dresses, barely there makeup and minimalist pieces with unique personal touches like cat-eye sunglasses. She might be BFFs with Marc Jacobs and have a closet full of Louis Vuitton, but don't expect this chic girl to be a showoff.

This 1991 photo shows a twenty-year-old Sofia already mingling with the fashion elite at the Valentino Fashion Awards. She went for a basic-but-beautiful makeup look that could totally work today. With glamorous winged eyeliner, nude lips and glossy hair she looks just as polished as she does today. Will you try Sofia's look at your next party?

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