When it comes to describing Lou Doillon’s style, no better words fit than her own: “I used to put Indian leggings under short dresses, worn with tiny Grateful Dead T-shirts and Rollerblades, and I had long dreadlocks. By the time I was 11½, I had a stud in my tongue and tattoos.”
20 Jan, 2010
She perfectly finds her place in her family, as both her mother and half-sister are already fashion icons: her mother is no one than fashion icon Jane Birkin, and her half-sister, Charlotte Gainsbourg, needs no extra description.
Lou Doillon, who has begun her career in fashion at the very young age of nine, is nowadays the concept behind “French chic”. She is the face and muse for the Givenchy fashion house, and also for Chanel.
But before that, in her youth, she was a rebellious girl that used drugs, had red hair and piercings all over her body.
In an attempt to “save” her, film director Jacques Doillon (aka her father) put her into one of his movies, Trop (peu) d’amour.
That was the moment when Lou Doillon found her way into life, as she continued her career in film and is today considered a European cinema star.
Besides her career in fashion, Lou Doillon featured a spot in the 2007 edition of Pirelli Calendar, and also a hot pictorial in 2008 for the March issue of French Playboy.
And it doesn’t stops here: in 2007 Lee Cooper approached her to design a line that would add a fresh point of view to the 100 year old company.
A public figure since childhood, Lou Doillon is a definitely a style icon. Her original way of wearing clothing and rebellious personal choices, both feminine and masculine, she knows how to wear a dress in floral prints as well as tight jeans, a man’s shirt, and suspenders.
Lou Doillon is definitely gorgeous and talented.