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Creme Anglaise: Jane Birkin

Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, May 2003

THE REMAINS of an English breakfast stand on a table, and several bags are strewn around the room – one of them a well-worn example of the famous Hermès "Birkin bag". In the midst of this mayhem squats the bag's namesake. Attired in ultra-fashionable combats – a pair she's had for 20 years, no less – actress/activist/chanteuse/legend Jane Birkin is scrawling a message she wants faxed by a girl from her record company.

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