Birthday girl Vanessa Paradis (she was born on this day in 1972) was just 15 when her catchy Europop tune Joe Le Taxi became a massive global hit in 1988, kickstarting a career that encompasses acting, singing and modelling. Chanel tapped into her waifish gap-toothed beauty in 1991, making her the face of Coco perfume in a campaign shot by boundary-pushing photographer Jean-Paul Goude (he’s the man behind Kim K’s Paper cover). She also forged close ties with Miu Miu but turned down the chance to pose alongside Mark Wahlberg in those iconic 90s Calvin Klein ads, with Kate Moss famously stepping into the role. It wasn’t the last time their paths would become entangled: Vanessa went on to have a 14-year relationship with Kate’s ex, Johnny Depp.

It’s Vanessa's pre-Depp looks that stand out for us though – these shots from an era of innocence are still totally relevant, totally pinnable, totally inspirational…