Front Row at Hermès

Jane Birkin talks about her musical tour.

Jane Birkin and her Birkin bag

Jane Birkin and her Birkin bag.

Photo By Stephane Feugere

TOUR DE FORCE: Dressed in a vintage Forties coat with a big collar, French actress Jeanne Balibar stood out in the front row at Hermès on Sunday. This summer, she’s slated to begin work on an English film titled “Delight,” with Gareth Jones as director. “I play a war photographer,” she said with a sweet smile. Down the row, Jane Birkin said she’s racking up air miles with her “Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Via Japan” tour, due to wind up before Christmas in New York. Next stop: Australia.