• Icons of Style: Jane Birkin


    In her closet: Trench coats, pea coat, washed denim, button down shirts, silk pocket squares, turtlenecks

    Iconic look: Fur coat, tights

    Key accessories: wicker basket

    Thing you can't imitate: Her namesake bag origin story

    Birkin was sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, Chief Executive of Hermès, on a flight from Paris to London. After the contents of her wicker bag had spilled into the aisle, Birkin explained how it was difficult for her to find a leather weekend bag she liked. Soon after, the Birkin bag was born. She has admitted to only owning one of the coveted totes which is customized with stickers and badges to disguise it from being so obviously 'a bloody Birkin bag.'

    Aug 5, 2013 | Permalink (4) View/Leave Comments

    Aloïs Parisienne left a comment on 2/3/2014 at 5:09 AM:

    Such a beautiful woman.
    Wrote an article about her look as well.
    Take a glimpse!
    Bises de Paris,

    Chens left a comment on 8/21/2013 at 5:08 PM:

    After being frumpy throughout the film, Birkin has a fun transformation scene into glamor-puss at the end of “Evil Under The Sun,” a great movie for ‘30s style.

    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 8/21/2013 at 11:31 AM:

    @Chens—Off the trad reservation, absolutely. But young Mick took alot of cues from preppy sportswear staples.

    Chens left a comment on 8/21/2013 at 11:23 AM:

    Stylish for sure, but methinks she and Jagger are way off the reservation.