Friday, May 9, 2008

Musette Honours ALBUM COVERS

Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg (1969)
It was the photograph that made Jane Birkin the cult superstar she remains today. Birkin was a hot fixture on the 60's social scene in London and emerging actress when she met Serge Gainsbourg on the set of their film Slogan. What followed was a widely documented relationship between the two icons, including music, fame and love...a whole lot of love. Explicit sexual content in their joint musical effort Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg made the album outlawed, leading to inevitable popularity and huge success. The album cover made Jane's one of the most desirable faces of the 60's. Today when you think of her, the image of that long haired girl with the piercing eyes and short skirts is what comes to mind-proof of Birkin's lasting effect on beauty, pop-culture and fashion. Hermes bag anyone?