40 Fascinating Black and White Photographs of Françoise Hardy in London During the 1960s

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French singer who made her big breakthrough in 1963, Françoise Hardy is one of the French icons of the musical wave known as the ye-yes. With her melancholic melodies and look, she embodied the new romantic girl, sweet and mysterious, both middle-class and rock that the 60s cherished.

Married to another French iconic singer, handsome Jacques Dutronc, they appeared as one of the most glamorous couples of the French stage before splitting in the 90s. With her long hair and slender figure, her Courrèges outfits or glittering Paco Rabanne dresses, she influenced many other icons such as Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg or Carla Bruni.

Aging, she chose an androgynous look, sticking to short white hair and pants. It’s after the title of her big first hit, Tous les garçons et les filles de moon age, that Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo named her brand Comme des garçons. French fashion designer Nicolas Ghesquières praises her as one of his main inspirations.

Hardy remains a popular figure in music and fashion, and is considered an icon of French pop and the 1960s.

Françoise Hardy walks in the streets of London on the eve of her performance at the Eurovision Festival in March 1963.

Françoise Hardy walks in the streets of London on the eve of her performance at the Eurovision Festival in March 1963.

Françoise Hardy walks in the streets of London on the eve of her performance at the Eurovision Festival in March 1963.

Françoise Hardy walks in the streets of London on the eve of her performance at the Eurovision Festival in March 1963.

Françoise Hardy. will be performing her song Love Goes Away at this years Eurovision Song Contest, representing Monaco. The 1963 contest is being staged at BBC TV Centre, London, pictured 22nd March 1963. Photo by Eric Harlow.

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