Jane Birkin For Saint Laurent

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Mar 30 2016 / 13:44 PM

A meeting of icons: Jane Birkin models Le Smoking in the latest ad for Saint Laurent Music Project

Jane Birkin For Saint Laurent
Jane Birkin For Saint Laurent

She's an iconic actress from the 1960s, it's an iconic wardrobe staple from the same decade, so it makes perfect sense for Jane Birkin to model Le Smoking in the latest adverts from Saint Laurent Music Project. 

First presented in Yves Saint Laurent's 1966 pop art collection, the tuxedo jacket and trousers look was revolutionary at the time for introducing a menswear silhouette to womenswear.  

It was worn by icons of the time, from Bianca Jagger to Catherine Deneuve, with its fame cemented by the now-famous 1975 campaign shot by Helmut Newton. 

Birkin rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s, and is largely remembered for her relationship with French singer Serge Gainsbourg. She is no stranger to the fashion world; she has an Hermès handbag named after her and was also front row at the Saint Laurent autumn/winter 2016 show. 

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Previous stars who have been photographed for Saint Laurent's Music Project include fellow era-defining women such as Marianne Faithfull and Joni Mitchell.

Via Harper's Bazaar UK