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Jane Birkin Asks Hermes To Remove Name From Iconic Bag After Peta Investigation

Actress and singer Jane Birkin has asked fashion house Hermès to remove her name from the iconic bag she inspired, after an investigation by Peta alleged that crocodiles were harmed during the making of the...

Jane Birkin Calls For Hermes Bosses To Remove Her Name From Handbags

The British star has been the namesake of the best-selling "Birkin bags" since 1984, but she wants out following an investigative report by officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),...

Jane Birkin Has Name Removed From HermèS Birkin Bag

Jane Birkin has ordered Hermès to rename their Birkin bag.The 68-year-old actress - who had the first Birkin bag created for her by the luxury brand's chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas in the 80s - has...

Jane Birkin Auctions Off Namesake Bag

Jane Birkin is auctioning off one of her namesake Hermes bags. The Brit actress has decided to put the sought-after accessory on the web marketplace to raise money for Anno's Africa which seeks to offer...

Rosie Huntington-whiteley Is More Opinionated On Shoots

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has become more opinionated during photo shoots. According to Telegraph.co.uk, the 'Victoria's Secret' angel - who has been modelling for almost a decade - likes to offer her own creative input on set...

Edie Sedgwick? Olivia Palermo? Who Should Top Our Five Style Icons List?

There’s a certain stage you reach in your fashion career when you are no longer simply just ‘well-dressed’. This lot have all transitioned from your regular fashionistas to bona fide style icons, each with a...

CléMence PoéSy Loves New York Style

Clémence Poésy is a fan of ''crazy'' New York style.The 'Harry Potter' actress prefers the way women dress in the Big Apple to her native Paris because she feels there is more freedom to express...

Stars Turn Out To Support Jane Birkin At Daughter's Funeral

Actress Catherine Deneuve and France's former First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy were at heartbroken Jane Birkin's side as she buried her daughter in Paris on Thursday (19Dec13).The body of Kate Barry, singer/actress Birkin's daughter with composer...

Police Confirm Death Of Actress Jane Birkin's Daughter

French police officials have confirmed Kate Barry, the fashion photographer daughter of singer/actress Jane Birkin and late Bond theme composer John Barry, died after falling from the balcony of her apartment in Paris on Wednesday...

Actress Jane Birkin's Daughter Dead After Balcony Fall

Kate Barry, the photographer daughter of singer/actress Jane Birkin and late Bond theme composer John Barry, has died after falling from the balcony of her apartment in Paris, France on Wednesday (11Dec13), according to reports.Barry,...

Jane Birkin's Serge Gainsbourg Tribute Concert Postponed

British singer/actress Jane Birkin has postponed a rare concert in London until 2013.The star was set to perform songs written by her late partner and mentor Serge Gainsbourg at Cadogan Hall in the U.K. capital...

Claudia Schiffer's Birkin Inspiration

Claudia Schiffer's latest collection was inspired by Jane Birkin. The German supermodel is currently at Paris Fashion Week where she showed her second eponymous collection of cashmere yesterday (03.10.11) and Claudia admitted the legendary actress...

Alexa Chung Embraces The 60s Look

Alexa Chung says the 60s look suits her body type.The model-and-presenter is a huge fan of the stylish decade and takes a lot of inspiration from icons of the 60s because they share the same...

Helena Christensen's True Beauty

Helena Christensen says beauty is about being true to yourself.The 42-year-old supermodel - who is regarded as one of the world's most attractive women - believes both personality and looks are important when it comes...

Alexa Chung Uncomfortable With Fashion

Alexa Chung finds fashion uncomfortable. The TV presenter - whose unique sense of style has seen her voted one of the world's most fashionable women - says feeling good is not the same as looking...

Karl Lagerfeld Wows With Chanel Show

Karl Lagerfeld impressed during his Chanel show at Paris Fashion Week today (08.03.11), displaying an apocalyptic look complete with smoke, fire and craters.The legendary designer sent models down a catwalk fashioned into a wooden path...

Emma Watson Inspired By Jane Birkin

Emma Watson's new fashion range for Alberta Ferretti was inspired by Jane Birkin. The 'Harry Potter' actress - who recently released her third and final set of designs for ethical clothing brand People Tree -...

Gainsbourg's Mother Helped Her Through Antichrist

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG sent text messages to her actress mother JANE BIRKIN every day while filming horror/drama ANTICHRIST - so she could laugh about the traumatic scenes she had to shoot.Gainsbourg was terrified of her role...

Smith Still Grieving Husband

British acting veteran DAME MAGGIE SMITH is still suffering acute loneliness following the death of her second husband nine years ago (98). The 72-year-old is supported by two sons from her first marriage - actors...

Gainsbourg Secrets Exposed By Birkin

Late French pop legend SERGE GAINSBOURG has been exposed as a strict Victorian father with a secret love for Scottish delicacy haggis in a new magazine tribute by his muse JANE BIRKIN. The actress/singer sat...

Gainsbourg Snubs English Roots

CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG is desperate to conceal her English heritage, because Brits make her feel "uncomfortable". The daughter of English icon JANE BIRKIN and SERGE GAINSBOURG is far prouder of her French roots, and although Birkin...

Gainsbourg Recorded Album Behind Sheet

Actress-turned-singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG was so lacking in confidence while recording her debut album 5:55 she had to hide behind a sheet while she sang. The 35-year-old daughter of SERGE GAINSBOURG and JANE BIRKIN teamed up...

Birkin Upstaged By Bag

British actress JANE BIRKIN admits the Hermes bag named after her is now more famous than her. The French-based star, who sang the breathy JE T'AIME with SERGE GAINSBOURG in the 1960s, was flattered when...

Stars Help Gainsbourg Prepare First Album In 20 Years

A host of stars including PULP frontman JARVIS COCKER and AIR are helping CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG record her first album in two decades. Gainsbourg, the daughter of legendary French singer SERGE GAINSBOURG and actress JANE BIRKIN,...

Gainsbourg's Struggle With Shyness

Actress/singer CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG still suffers from crippling shyness after 20 years working in front of cameras. The 21 GRAMS star, the daughter of French singer SERGE GAINSBOURG and British actress JANE BIRKIN, has always hated...

Birkin: 'Bardot Is Crazy'

Singer/actress JANE BIRKIN has labelled her DON JUAN co-star BRIGITTE BARDOT a "crazy" Right-winger, driven to distraction after years of being judged by her looks. Birkin, who married French icon SERGE GAINSBOURG after he split...

Birkin Blames Hermes For Arm Problems

Singer/actress JANE BIRKIN holds her oversized Hermes handbag responsible for the tendonitis she suffers in her arm, because it allows her to carry around too much junk. The JE T'AIME MOI NON PLUS star has...

Birkin's Boredom With Gainsbourg Excess

Singer/actress JANE BIRKIN was often left exasperated with her late second husband SERGE GAINSBOURG's drinking, which ended up pushing her into the arms of her third spouse JACQUES DOILLON. Gainsbourg was such a national icon...

Birkin Finally Accepts French Gong

Veteran actress and singer JANE BIRKIN fiercely rejected the LEGION D'HONNEUR two years ago (02) - but has delighted the French government by finally accepting an honorary gong from them. But Birkin is devastated...

Ferry Back With Ex-girlfriend

Rock legend BRYAN FERRY is reportedly back with his ex-girlfriend - 23-year-old dancer KATIE TURNER. The former ROXY MUSIC star, 58, went to great lengths not to be photographed with Turner - who ditched...

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