It’s one of those summer days in Paris when the sun seems to battle rain clouds in an hourly cycle. Charlotte Gainsbourg has also been battling, albeit with a minor home emergency, and arrives at the Hotel Montalembert in Saint-Germain-des-Prés a little flustered. She drops her big black carryall and Céline raincoat onto a banquette and, after a stream of apologies, slips into thoughtful, conversational mode with an ease that seems particular to actresses.
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Sweater by Chloé; pants by Isabel Marant; shoes by Nicholas KirkwoodThe progeny of music and fashion’s coolest union, CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG’s life was destined to be less than conventional. She tells HARRIET QUICK why her career and controversy go hand in hand
Photographs by Driu Crilly + Tiago Martel
Styling by NAOMI MILLER
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