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Thursday 18 September 2014

Charlotte Gainsbourg: Denim's so personal

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg has explained why she wanted to create a denim-based collection.

The Anglo-French actress-and-musician has teamed up with American denim brand Current/Elliott for a capsule collection. She worked closely on the line with the label's creative director Serge Azria, the designer who brought boyfriend jeans into the fashion world in 2008 amid a market filled with skinny styles.

Together the pair created a range of timeless pieces, and Charlotte hopes they will appeal to a large market.

“For me, denim has always been a fabric that can take on the personality of the person who wears it,” she told British newspaper The Independent.

There are around 40 pieces in the collection, from blazers to denim pants. Prices will come in at around 250 euros/$341.50 for jeans and 2,000 euros/$2,732 for a leather jacket.

Charlotte will also star in campaigns for the collaboration, which will run for four seasons starting with Fall 14.

She previously spoke about the influences behind her designs, naming her acting career as one.

“I got inspiration from everything,” she told WWD. “For instance, I thought the marinière [sailor top] would be fun as I wore one in L’Effrontée [the film she did at 14]. Also I love corduroy so a corduroy short was obvious to me.”

Alongside this role Charlotte is also currently the face of Louis Vuitton's Fall/Winter 14 advertisements, for which she was shot by Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber and Juergen Teller.

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