Not only has original hipster babe Jane Birkin launched the cutting of countless piecey bangs (for better or worse), but she’s also the muse behind prefall’s effortless obsession. More than ever, early-’70s sepia-toned photos of the English-Parisian actress-chanteuse are plastered on fashion show mood boards and Pinterest accounts alike, detailing her inexplicably of-the-now state of dress: picked-up-off-the-floor jeans, clingy tees worn braless, and loose, off-the-shoulder tops. Designers unabashedly referenced Birkin’s free-spirited approach to style (see Michael Kors’ marinière stripes, Sharon Wauchob’s delicate lace blouses and Chloé’s bohemian fur jackets). We’re not all bestowed with come-hither doe eyes, but when it comes to our closets, you can bet we’ll be playing the Birkin imitation game this fall.
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