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Vintage style: Françoise Hardy

Françoise Hardy, French singer, actress & icon.

A trench coat* is a must. Good hair is a plus. Flattering glasses and a camera are icing on the cake.

*While in my second year of fashion school we had to dedicate a 4-6 week long project on the trench coat alone. That's how important this garment is, peoples. In design and illustration we had to create a collection of what I remember to be 8 or 9 (or was it 10?) full looks, each with a different trench coat and complete with design samples, creatively researched and designed inspiration board, flats in illustrator, and fully colored fashion illustrations. At the same time in tailoring and clothing construction we had to make one of the trench coats from our collection using special fabric provided by a textiles company. During all of this a fellow student declared (rather proudly, I might add) that she "didn't like trench coats". Clutch the pearls! Everybody should have at least one trench coat in their wardrobe whether they like it or not. For serious.

Posted on December 28, 2010 |

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