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Jane Birkin Makes a Cameo at Japan Fashion Week

Like seasons past, this Japan Fashion Week was shaping up to be a celebrity-free affair, until Jane Birkin gave Tokyo an injection of VIP glamour.

Jane Birkin

Jane Birkin

Photo By Yukie Kasuga

Like seasons past, this Japan Fashion Week is shaping up to be a celebrity-free affair. But Jane Birkin did give Tokyo an injection of VIP glamour on Saturday before the official runway shows kicked off.

The British-born actress and singer, in town for the French film festival, put in an appearance at an Audi-sponsored party along with Japanese actress Shinobu Terajima, who recently snagged a best actress award at the Berlin International Film Festival for her work in "Caterpillar."

Dressed in loose black trousers and a sequined top, Birkin posed for photos with Japanese fans after giving a short speech to partygoers. "I absolutely love this country; the people here know me better than they know me in London," she said. "The affection I have for them, especially the women, is something very, very special."