France Gall, a style icon

7th of january 2018, somewhere in a grey village North of Vietnam (with wifi) I log on to social networks to find out french sixties darling singer France Gall has passed away at seventy. A singer whose sweet songs have often enlighten my gloomy sundays.  Under the vietnamese drizzle, I listen to her classics, the volume of my laptop on maximum, before my friend Agathe and I went karaoke on her songs.

I do not know of you know France Gall. You probably heard and seen others sixties icons such as Françoise Hardy or Jane Birkin many times on the networks, but have you noticed France?

Her sweet and witty innocence made her style unique and fun. As much as her song her look became iconic and I want to hereby pay a tribute to her attitude.

So what was France Gall’s style


I/ The sixties

1/ Colorful berets

2/ Well behaved student

3/ Pop colors

4/ Dots

5/ Gingham

II/ The Seventies

1/ The pussy-bow

2/ The hippy dress

3/ Cute nerd

III/ And then? 

The hot blow dry air from the eighties made France hair puff, her shoulder broaden and her sweaters get fluffy, then the nineties dried all that away,

But the image forever attached to France will remain her fresh freckled face from the sixties and seventies.


4 Responses to “France Gall, a style icon”
  1. Dainty says:

    Quelle etait la couleur favorite de France Gall? La mienne est bleu.

  2. Dainty says:

    Quelle fille fantastique! J’adore ses cheveux, particulierement quand ils etaient longs.Etaient-ils fins ou epais? Les miens sont bruns et epais. Et je la plains; Serge Gainsbourg a profite d’elle en 1966 par ‘Les Sucettes avec des nuances sexuelles. C;est une belle chanson, mais Gainsbourg n’etait pas gentil a une telle fille si jeune. Elle n’a pas remarque ces nuances; elle etait tres innocente. J’adore la musique de France Gall, et je chante mes versions anglaises.
    Vous vivrez pour toujours dans mon court, France.

  3. Titi says:

    Un modèle !

  4. Léa says:

    Une icone ! Je me repasse en boucle ses musiques !

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