Françoise is a beautiful Parisian singer and actress known as a fashion inspiration during the 60s. Her striking photographs remain taking our breath away. Thanks to the perfect shapes of her face and body, the photographer Jean-Marie Périer helped Hardy becoming a model, and soon became a popular fashion icon. Hardy’s green eyes and her beautiful bangs that fit her so perfectly made hundreds of magazine covers during 60s and 70s.
Along with her minimalist french style, she used to be seen understated in three of her favourite style marks: ballet flats, stripes and big sunglasses. A m-a-r-v-e-l-l-o-u-s doll.
Style that remains modern
Owner of a soft and melancholic voice, Françoise Hardy became a muse loved in the history of french music. She also plays guitar and made her musical debut in the early 1960s which gained immediate success with the song “Tous les garçons et les filles” which was a remarkable song.
As if all of it were not enough, Françoise also acts. “Grand Prix” from 1966 directed by John Frankenheimer was one of her most recognised works as an actress. It was a blockbuster focusing on Formula 1. She looks like a rebel sexy who rides motorbikes and wears a helmet in a terrific glamorous manner.
I never get bored. There isn’t enough time in the day for me.
She gained admiration from several musicians including Bob Dylan who even wrote about her. He mentioned Françoise in the poem “Some other kinds of songs”, which appears on the back cover of his album Another Side of Bob Dylan, released in 1964. Bellow photos were taken on 24 May 1966 at l’Olympia, Paris by Barry Feinstein.
In 1966, she made a cameo appearance in a scene from Jean-Luc Godard‘s film Masculin, féminin.
Francoise Hardy’s 1962 debut album was referenced in Wes Anderson movie, Moonrise Kingdom (2012) with the character Suzy holding it as an icon for the love for french music. Suzy and Sam danced listening to Hardy’s song “Le TempsDe L’amour”.
To sum up she used to expire style and still inspire us too. Her young face of the 60s remains a popular icon nowadays and her voice keeps soft and beautiful to be heard. Françoise recently released a new album “Personne d’autre”, 2018.