Awesomely Chic Photos from the Golden Era of Yé-Yé Pop


We’ve got a pretty substantial soft spot for yé-yé pop here at Flavorwire, and as such, we’re rather looking forward to the publication of a new book called Yé-Yé! Girls of ’60s French Pop Music. The book is out on December 12, but we’re rather chuffed to have a bunch of images for a preview gallery. They encompass a wide range of the era’s stars, from enduring icons like Françoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot to lesser-known contemporaries like Chantal Kelly — there are album covers, fashion spreads, advertisements, and what appears to be an early version of Vice’s Dos and Don’ts, all blazing with esprit du temps.

Annie Philippe

Brigitte Bardot

Chantal Goya

Chantal Kelly

Françoise Hardy

Gillian Hills

Anna Karina

Marianne Faithfull

France Gall

Sandie Shaw


Sylvie Vartan

Johnny Hallyday and Sylvie Vartan

Victoire Scott