John Newton Howitt (detail)
Jane Birkin reading book. Les Midis de Jane. Paris Vogue c.1970.
A fashion muse with her simple and feminine outfits in the 1970s, Jane Birkin has also given her name to an iconic Hermès handbag that perfectly suits the woman who once declared: ‘My mother was right: when you’ve got nothing left, all you can do is get into silk underwear and start reading Proust.’