1993, Cannes, France. When Gong Li (鞏俐)wore a white satin shirt with knotted front on the beach, she looked like an oriental Venus just born out of the water.
Before and since, Gong Li wore and wears many more white shirts, casual or formal, almost always with some insouciance, even in a Carolina Herrera white shirt, but never would she look like a goddess.
The white shirt she wears at Cannes France almost 2 decades ago, that's Gong Li's white shirt.
Since her film debut in La Boum in 1980, Sophie Marceau has lived under the eyes of French public. She was just 14 years old, but she was already the dream of French men. Sophie Marceau is a Femme Enfant and a Femme Fatale, she is one of those women who can seduce no matter what age, no matter what she wears, even a white shirt.
As she matures into a grown woman, however, Sophie Marceau in a white shirt becomes a woman of intelligence rather than seduction, unlike Monica Belucci, another national sex symbol turned Bond girl, who never stops seducing in her white shirt.
Like Jane Birkin, Mirand Kerr likes to wear white shirts, provocatively: transparent, unbuttoned, or with colored underwear; Like Jane Birkin, she likes to pair her white shirts with jeans and jeans and more jeans; but unlike Jane Birkin, who inspired and then carried the Hermès Jane Birkin bag with her white shirts, Mirand Kerr carries Hermès Kelly bag or bags of similar style with her white shirts.
After all, Jane Birkin is a stroller, she strolled from London to Paris, for love; Mirand Kerr strides from Brisbane to New York, for success.
Jane Birkin wearing a white shirt, is inspiration, for women; Mirand Kerr wearing a white shirt, is seduction, for everyone, men and women.