book club: ye-ye girls of ’60s french pop

francoise hardy and brigitte bardot make this the coolest coffee table book ever.

by liza darwin

Fact: Everybody's coffee table can use an extra dose of eye candy. Especially when it comes in the form of Ye-Ye Girls of '60s French Pop, the new color-drenched tome that serves up style inspiration as well as an in-depth look into music history.

Peppered with the classic stars you already love, like Francoise Hardy and Brigitte Bardot, alongside those who you might not know quite yet, like Jacqueline Taieb, this gorgeous paperback reads like a who's who list of it girls throughout the years--all of whom have influenced the sonic movement. 

While Ye-Ye (which means "yeah yeah") might be rooted in France, this floaty brand of delicate pop has since spread all over the globe. Even better? It still continues on today, as anyone who's seen Jessica Pare cover "Zou Bisou Bisou" on Mad Men can attest. 

The book is out now (just in time for Jean Luc Godard's birthday today!), so buy it here. But first, get a sneak peek at some of our favorite Ye-Ye cameos in the gallery. Your coffee table, your record collection, and your closet will thank you.