Françoise Hardy, a French singer and actress, has a classic and quirky style with a Parisian flair that puts her at the top of the style icon list. She signed to a Parisian record label, Vogue, in 1961 at the age of seventeen and wowed Europe with her debut release Tous Les Garçons et Les Filles, whichsold over two million copies around Europe. Mick Jagger called her the ideal woman and Bob Dylan dedicated a poem to her.
Even though Hardy was painfully shy, she had the air of je ne sais quoi about her and the camera loved her. She made street style, street style even before there was Internet, Instagram, fashion bloggers, and well... street style.
She mixes classic American and French pieces like trench coats and breton stripes, has sexy boho down to a science, rocks her signature locks with eye-grazing bangs beautifully, and has a simple mod aesthetic.
Hardy is definitely a timeless beauty heading into her seventies and shows no signs of slowing down. She released her latest album, L’amour fou, last year and continues to be an inspiration for women around the world.