• THE chic escape:

    Hotel Metropole

    The pool at Monaco’s lavish Hotel Metropole has reopened with Karl Lagerfeld’s midas touch. Based on the designer’s interpretation of Ulysses’ epic Odyssey, it boasts bespoke Grecian murals featuring models draped in Chanel togas. Plus, there’s a new Mediterranean eatery and cocktail bar, from legendary chef Joël Robuchon. metropole.com

    The icon:

    Jane Birkin

    Who: British actress whose role in cult 1966 flick Blow-Up made her a household name.

    Her look: The poster girl of ’60s cool: London mod meets Parisian nonchalance.

    The runway tribute: Sheer column dresses at Emilio Pucci and loose silk camisoles at Haider Ackermann are signature Birkin.

    How to wear it now: Think effortless chic and opt for easy silhouettes that reveal subtle flashes of skin, topped off with a single fine gold necklace and classic ballet pumps.


    The Edit

    Words: Natalie Rigg, Olivia Wakefield. Photograph: Corbis

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