Imaginary Wish List: Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin first burst onto the scene in 1966, when she fleetingly appeared, naked, in Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blow-Up. Three years later, she followed up with a breathy rendition of Je t’aime…moi non plus. Sung in tandem with her then-lover Serge Gainsbourg, the track was subsequently banned by radio stations across France, Italy and the UK for being too shockingly sexual. It’s ironic, then, that it’s the art of wearing clothes that Birkin is now best loved for. The inspiration behind the now-iconic Hermès bag, her penchant for flared jeans, off-the-shoulder shirts and scuffed white tennis shoes have come to define the 60s and 70s. Favouring ruffles and the romantic, here’s what we imagine Jane Birkin would want this Christmas:

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Top row: Charlotte Chesnais earring (£2,464); Fornasetti Calendar plate (£215); Ilse Crawford candle holder (£82)

Middle row: Ellery scarf (£250); Laura Lee signet ring (£400); J.W. Anderson bag (£695)

Bottom row: Venyx necklace (£5,400); Magda Butrym shirt (£620); Richard Sapper melodic kettle (£175)

 

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