Francoise Hardy Street Style
Long before the days of street style photographers like Bill Cunningham and The Sartorialist, (Scott Schuman), were style icons who were always street style stars and just a little under the radar. Enter French musician and style icon Francoise Hardy. The slender powerhouse had a quiet charm about her, often times avoiding the limelight as best possible. Hardy was also an actress and starred in films such as Jean-Luc Godard’s “Masculin, Feminin” and ” What’s New Pussycat.” Hardy, who often sported straight hair with blunt bangs and cat eyeliner, was also known for her chiseled cheekbones and pencil thin frame. Hardy had a penchant for thrift shopping and also wore clothing designed by Andre Courréges and Paco Rabanne. In short, Francoise Hardy’s style was pure tomboy chic and is what most modern-day editorial spreads are made of. We look back at some of Hardy’s best looks fit for any street style photographer’s lens.