Даже если бы она не была столь поразительно красива, Франсуаза Арди ( Françoise Hardy) всё равно бы стала иконой поколения. В середине 60-х, Арди идеально сумела соединить две эстетики: богемный шик и лаконичный стиль модов. Меланхоличными балладами юной певицы заслушивались все. Её необыкновенная, словно мерцающая харизма притягивала таких режиссеров как Джон Франкенхаймер и Жан-Люк Годар. И десятилетия спустя, она продолжает выпускать альбомы и вдохновлять своим стилем.
"She was the ultimate pin-up of most hip, Chelsea, beat bedroom walls, and I know for a fact, many of the groups who were notorious and slowly becoming successful, such as the Rolling Stones, Brian Jones and Mick Jagger, the Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and many other groups all were desperately interested in having Françoise Hardy become their girlfriend in some way." - Malcolm McLaren
"I was for a very long time passionately in love with her, as I'm sure she's guessed. Every male in the world, and a number of females also were, and we all still are." - David Bowie
15th January 1967 - US Vogue
Francoise Hardy by William Klein
15th April 1967 - UK Vogue
Francoise Hardy by David Bailey
June 1967 - UK Vogue
Francoise Hardy (left) by Bailey, Arabella Churchill by Duffy
1st January 1967 - US Vogue
Francoise Hardy by Bert Stern
1st March 1967 - US Vogue
Francoise Hardy by Avedon
1st August 1970 - US Vogue
by Arnaud de Rosnay
Francoise Hardy 1965 watching The Beatles in Paris
Francoise Hardy wearing a total Creations of Marc Bohan for Christian Dior 1969
Francoise Hardy and Sami Frey
Francoise Hardy is wearing a creation of Andre Courreges. Photo published in French ELLE, January 1965.
Francoise Hardy is wearing a silver jumpsuit Creation of Paco Rabanne and photographed by David Bailey for French Vogue, February 1968.
Francoise Hardy photographed by Andrew Maclear during her presentation at Savoy Hotel in London, April 23, 1968.
Francoise Hardy photographed by Richard Avedon. Vogue, August 1963.
French Singer Francoise Hardy photographed by Roger Viollet in YSL smoking
with Jacques Dutronc
with Salvador Dali
Francoise Hardy, Carita 1963
Francoise Hardy in Dior 1969
Francoise Hardy in Yves Saint Laurent - 1967
1967 Francoise Hardy wearing a Pucci dress
Johnny Hallyday, Sheila, Sylvie Vartan, Francoise Hardy (1969)
with Mick Jagger and Brian Jones
with Serge Gainsbourg
In 1961, the French singer Maurice Chevalier went to New York for a few concerts, and he asked to a young singer to come with him; he was called Hugues Aufray; it was early in his career. In Greenwich Village, he met Peter, Paul & Mary, and he was introduced to Bob Dylan.
A few months later, Bob came to Paris to meet Hugues Aufray and as they were at some terrasse for to take a coffee, Bob saw a picture of Françoise Hardy, who also was in the early years of her career, with a great hit, 'Tous les garçons et les filles", more than 1.000.000 LPs sold in a few monthes. Bob asked few questions about this beautiful young girl.... When Bob wrote poems for the back of Another Side of Bob Dylan, there was one dedicated to Françoise Hardy (at the Seine edge...). At this time, Bob had yet to meet the singer.
In Olympia, on May 24th, 1966, Bob Dylan was on stage for his first concert in France - all of show-biz was there in the first row. François Hardy was there, and after the the first part of the show (acoustic), a friend of Bob went to Françoise Hardy, and said to her that Bob would not return to the stage until he could meet her.
So she went backstage and Bob asked her to meet him after the show at his hotel the famous "George V", the most expensive in Paris ... She was 22 years old, rather shy, and she did not really like this kind of party with so many people. In any case, Bob found her in the crowd, and she went in his bedroom only to listen to his new songs. Bob played at first "I Want You", which made her slightly uncomfortable, and the second was "Just Like A Woman".
After this time, Hardy and Dylan never saw each other again.
for françoise hardy
at the seine’s edge
a giant shadow
of notre dame
seeks t’ grab my foot
whirl by on thin bicycles
swirlin’ lifelike colors of leather spin
the breeze yawns food
far from the bellies
of erhard meetin’ johnson
piles of lovers
lay themselves on their books. boats.
clothed in curly mustaches
float on the benches
blankets of tourists
in bright red nylon shirts
with straw hats of ambassadors
— Bob Dylan, from the liner notes to Another Side of Bob Dylan
Francoise Hardy photographed by Richard Avedon in 1965. "Alone" album
Francoise Hardy photographed by Richard Avedon in 1965.
Франсуаза Арди с мужем Жаком Дютронком (1967) и сыном Тома (1998)
Francoise Hardy photographed in Paris,November 2010.
Интервью Франсуазы Арди (2005)
Kiss me Hardy - интервью (2005)
Francoise Hardy - Дискография (1962-2010)