Françoise Hardy was a popular yé-yé singer in the 1960s, her first hit being Tous les garçons et les filles in 1962. Françoise was, and still is, painfully shy. When asked in 2011 how she felt about being an icon her response was, "I am not comfortable with my professional life really, so the word 'icon'- it's as though you were talking about someone else, it's not me really...I feel happy when I'm on my bed, in my room with a good book.".
Although she might not be comfortable with it, for me she most definitely is a style icon!