francoise hardy was born january 17, 1944 in paris france. she was given a guitar for her sixteenth birthday and just a year later answered an ad looking for young singers and was signed to the record lable vogue. she was a huge success and rode the popular ye-ye pop music wave of the sixties. she was beautiful and had incredible style. her stick straight hair, eyebrow-dusting bangs, raised cheek bones, pouty lips and almost men's wear inspired wardrobe drove her to style icon status. she was muse to both bob dylan and balenciaga's nicolas ghesquiere.