Charlotte Gainsbourg Graces the Cover of WSJ. Magazine’s Spring 2012 Fashion Issue
The actress, musician & daughter of the woman responsible for the Birkin bag opens up a bit in the March issue - at WSJMagazine.com & on newsstands Saturday, February 25 - revealing herself to be quite the artsy Renaissance Chick. "I feel embarrassed to say I'm an actress," she notes (having recently played Kirsten Dunst's sister in "Melancholia".) "Just as I am embarrassed to say I'm a singer. I prefer not to have a label. I don't feel professional—never learned technique at school. I lack the formation—nothing was every planned."
Interestingly, although she tops the Fashion A list as friend & muse of Balenciaga's Nicolas Ghesquiere (it really doesn't get too much more summit'y), her approach to fashion is as charmingly haphazard as the rest of her "professional" life. "Style for me is a casual way of putting something on. It’s not thought out but needs to suit your way of life. Now I like wearing the same sweater over and over again, then taking it off when it's smelly."
- Lesley Scott
(Balenciaga fragrance image: source)