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August 17, 2021

Portrait Photos of Françoise Hardy at Her New Apartment in Paris, 1971

French singer and songwriter Françoise Hardy has been an important figure in French pop music since her debut. She rose to prominence in the early 1960s as a leading figure of the yé-yé wave, a genre of pop music and associated youth culture phenomenon that adapted to French the pop and rock styles that came from the United States and the United Kingdom.


Hardy also established herself as a pop and fashion icon in the mid-1960s with the aid of photographer Jean-Marie Périer, becoming a muse for top designers such as André Courrèges, Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne. In the English-speaking world, her trendy public image and personal style led her to become an icon for the Swinging London scene, and attracted the admiration of several famous artists.

Long after the height of her career in the 1960s, Hardy remains one of the best-selling singers in French history, and continues to be regarded as an iconic and influential figure in both music and fashion. Her work has appeared on several critics’ lists.

These beautiful photos are portraits of Françoise Hardy taken by Italian photographer Giancarlo Botti at her new apartment rue Saint-Louis in Paris, France in 1971.























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