Jane Birkin: ‘It’s a relief not to be in a relationship. It’s like being a drug addict’

The Telegraph | Aug 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • Of course, she did do the song, Je t’aime… moi non plus, because Serge was Serge Gainsbourg, a charismatic composer, actor, writer and provocateur, terribly famous in France, terribly sexy – if you’re looking for a rough-around-the-edges, lupine aura of amorality in your life – and she was madly in love with him.
  • In 1983, when one of her beloved straw baskets, squashed into an overhead locker on a plane, spilled open, her neighbour – who, because this is Jane Birkin, happened to be Jean-Louis Dumas, chief executive of Hermès – designed a leather weekend bag especially for her.
  • ‘You still want people to fall madly in love with you.