JANE BIRKIN & SERGE GAINSBOURG
Few romantic pairings today can match the sheer intrigue generated by the union of English beauty Jane Birkin and her creative (his list of accomplishments are too numerous to list) French lover Serge Gainsbourg.
Part of the reason why this coupling is just as compelling now as it was all those decades ago is a mutual appreciation of great style. Birkin's striking beauty was by only enhanced by her off-beat approach to dressing while Gainsbourg's ability to wear anything effortlessly (must be that French je ne sais quoi) showed that conventional good looks are no pre-requisite for looking frustratingly cool at all times.
Granted, their relationship may have been countless times described as turbulent, but as a ream of nostalgia-tinged photographs document, their style was perfectly harmonious.