Francoise Hardy: the ‘it’ girl from Paris, coming up during the hazy days of the ‘60s and ‘70s.
Soaked in culture and talent, Hardy is known professionally as a model and actress, but considered famously as the multilingual singer that put France on the pop music map.
Hardy is undoubtedly a figure that today’s young and aspiring models can all learn from. Her talent saw her become a major pop culture icon, spanning so many mediums, that if you weren’t listening to her in your ears, you’d be watching her with your eyes on screen. Her minor role in the king of New Wave, Jean Luc Godard’s, 1966 film, Masculin, Féminin, set her on course to be a household name. Of course, how can we mention Francoise Hardy without Comment te dire adieu? The melancholy song that speaks to such sadness, the very same track that inspired Belle & Sebastian, and Morrissey. An instantly recognised song, exclusively for the timid and broken hearted.
Her grace, her poise, and her elegance has seen Hardy become one of the most original female icons to hold influence today. Few can say they influenced New Wave Cinema, Britpop, and Wes Anderson. Even fewer can say they were the inspiration for the future Nobel Prize winner for literature, Bob Dylan. Notoriously painfully shy, Hardy’s talent shouts louder than any outlandish behaviour could. That’s why Francoise Hardy is a rare treasure that shouldn’t be just an indie legend, but the poster child of today’s socialites; always letting her talent, skill, and dedication measure her true influence and worth.