French Beauties

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1. Charlotte Gainsbourg

In honor of Bastille Day, the French National Day that’s celebrated on July 14th, we decided to pay homage to a few French style icons and classic beauties. These are women who threw fits, smoked cigarettes, had passionate affairs, stirred up controversy and absolutely defined fashion. Le sigh.

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2. Vanessa Paradis

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3. Coco Chanel

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4. Jane Birkin

(Ok, so technically she was British, but her tumultuous relationship with Serge Gainsbourg, and the fact that she is the mother of two insanely fabulous French daughters, is more than enough to qualify her for this list.)

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5. Françoise Hardy

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6. Jean Seberg

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7. Brigitte Bardot

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8. Lou Doillon

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9. Catherine Deneuve

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10. Camille Bidault Waddington