- Françoise Hardy. She was one of the first French musicians I got to know, and fell deeply in love with her music and sense of style. Her mix of androgynous and feminine sides of fashion intrigued me. As Nicolas Ghesquière said: “she is the very essence of French style.”
The trench-coat was born during the First World War, as it was used by the British officers in the trenches. Thomas Burberry, from the famous British luxury house, was contacted by the British War Office to design a coat that could replace the militaries current heavy coats. Burberry was already well-known thanks to his revolutionary discovery of gabardine. Thus, he created the trech-coats with this completely breathable and waterproof fabric. After war, civilians choose to wear these coats too, since they are perfect for outdoor activities.
I LOVE those decades. I do. At least the idea that I have of those decades, since I wasn’t alive at that time. I think it has been an incredible time for human rights, freedom of speech, women empowerment, LGBT social movements, sex revolution.