Jane Birkin: This month’s style icon
She is a British actress, singer and a fashion muse whose style has become an epitome of the free spirited French chic that many of us try to replicate these days…she is the one and only, Jane Birkin.
Her iconic bangs and bold fashion choices such as sheer mini dresses, revealing lace gowns and ultra short denims helped her create such an effortless, bohemian look, which becomes an everlasting inspiration for a countless number of fashion designers worldwide. Jane became known and admired for her simplicity and her ingenious ability to make something as simple as a pair of jeans and a white t-shirt look incredibly sexy and sophisticated. She will always be remembered as the inspiration for one of fashion’s most coveted bags, Hermes Birkin bag designed back in 1984 after Jane’s chance meeting with the Hermés chairman Jean-Louis Dumas. He saw Birkin struggling with several bags while boarding a plane and as Jane revealed, heard her saying that Hermes should make a bag that would fit all her things. This event was crucial for Hermes to design the most desired accessory of the world.