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  • Julia Dalton

    Jane Birkin is an English actress and singer who lives in France. In 1981, Hermès chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to Birkin on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw bag in the overhead compartment of her seat, but the contents fell to the floor. Birkin explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a leather bag for her: the Birkin bag, based on an 1892 design.

  • Aly Cooper

    jane birkin beautiful retro vintage lady

  • Robbie Le Meow

    Style Icon: Jane Birkin Gorgeous eye makeup even in B&W.

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Yah...I'd have named a handbag after her too.

"I'd rather live on my own than live with a face that looks at me with the wrong eyes." (Jane Birkin)

Sweet Jane - Singer Jane Birkin sometime in the late 1960s; here she is singing 'Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais' ('I have come to say that I am going') at a memorial concert for Serge Gainsbourg at the Casino in Paris in 1992:

Jane Birkin/ She is still so elegant even till this day

Jane Birkin - if I could wear bangs like this... :-)

Between the wait lists, the iconic namesake and its ladylike allure, the Birkin maintains as the bag to have.