Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.
The Schmooze

Meet Alice Attal, France’s New Jewish ‘It’ Girl

Have you heard? The — big time.

Get ready to see flares, suede, stacked heals, turtlenecks and wrap dresses — and not just in reruns of “Charlie’s Angels.”

Too overwhelming? Need some style inspiration? No one, and I mean no one, made the 70s look better than Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin. The French-Jewish singer and his British model muse perfected the “I woke up like this” look long before there was a Beyonce. And that Hermes bag you’ve been coveting? Guess who it’s named after.

Now, their look has been revamped for the younger generation. It seems Alice Attal, daughter of Charlotte Gainsbourg — model, actress, singer, and it girl in her own right — and French-Israeli director Yvan Attal (and granddaughter to Serge and Jane) has picked up the family fashion mantle.

Attal, 15, appears with her mother in the 20th anniversary ad campaign for Comptoir des Cottoniers, one of those French brands that promises an instantly cooler you. It’s her first modeling gig, but one look at those perfect eyebrows and shiny, effortless-looking hair tells you it won’t be her last.

Image by Courtesy of Comptoir des Cottoniers

[h/t The Cut]

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.