What can I say that hasn't been said a thousand times before?
I know , most of you will say that she shouldn't even bother wearing clothes.
She is incredible, enigmatic, model, actress, movie director, singer, sensual, mysterious...
Scandalous... With the song "Je t'aime, moi non plus.." sung in French by both Gainsbourg and Birkin to a background of increasing sexual moans and groans from Birkin and culminating in her simulated orgasm at the song's conclusion.
Amazingly perfect... when she played the title role in Elektra, directed by Philippe Calvario in France in 2006
Generous... with her hard work with Amnesty International on immigrant welfare and AIDS issues.
So stylish that Hermes named and designed a handbag — the Birkin bag — for her in 1984. On flight from Paris to London, Jane Birkin pulled her Hermes datebook out of her bag and all her papers fell on the floor. She complained to the passenger sitting next to her that the book should have pockets. That passenger was the chairman of Hermes; Jean-Louis Dumas, and after hearing her complain he created the Birkin bag.
She shared her life with John Barry, Serge Gainsbourg and Jacques Doillon
In a word she led the life with we are all dreaming of !
What is intriguing and amazing with Jane is that she has become the fashion Icon she doesn't even know she is !
Her penchant for going bra-less and wearing skirts so short they scarcely covered her rear end further enhanced her image as a free-spirited product of her time.
Her style is today revered by the likes of Alexa Chung and her daughters Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lou Doillon, all of whom emulate her boyish, sexy chic.
Genetic hybrid of the Venus de Milo and Mick Jagger, she inspires my style and helps my crazy-self to slow down my sometimes hectic pace of life, thanks to her spellbinding melodies.