© Andrew Birkin, 1969, Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin

After a fiery meeting on the set of the 1968 film Slogan, French poet-singer-songwriter Serge Gainsbourg and British actress Jane Birkin fell passionately in love and spent the next 12 years together in a headstrong, often volatile romance.

Her brother Andrew Birkin captured their together, photographing countless personal moments shared by this unlikely pairing of an eccentric French musician and a beautiful English rose who was eighteen years his junior. (+)

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