Style Icon: Françoise Gilot

Pablo Picasso was so struck by her beauty when he first saw her that he took a bowl of cherries over to the table where she was having a meal with a friend. That was 1943, and although Françoise Gilot was 40 years the painter’s junior, she went on to become his lover and artistic muse for almost 10 years.


"For me, style is essentially doing things well. If you want to be outrageous, be outrageous with style. If you want to be restrained, be restrained with style. One can't specifically define style. It's like the perfume to a flower. It's a quality you can't analyze."

—Françoise Gilot

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