The French icon’s style story told like never before, in her own words
Brigitte Bardot was born to be in the limelight—a fresh face and do-it-her-way attitude; a tasteful penchant for designer confections, and an animal rights activist. Some even remarked that Bardot had a face that resembled a cat—a perfect palette for winged liner.
The French actress and model was ahead of her time when she hit the scene in the 50s and 60s. Revered as part of the Hollywood set and iconic for her sense of style, her look influenced the fashion industry and inspired copycats. You don’t have to look too far today to see Bardot-esque looks—Kate Moss, Blake Lively, and Beyoncé, to name a few. But what set her apart in an era when starlets donned a mask to create their famous personas, she simply was herself, onscreen and off.
That’s why it is so exciting that her style legacy would be captured in a book. “Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion” by Henry-Jean Servat, is a beautiful coffee table book with myriad images in black and white, as well as color. It’s also a captivating memoir in a sense, as it recaps Ms. Bardot’s stylish life, in her own words, with an exclusive interview with Servat.
Did you know?
- Bardot appeared on the March 1950 cover of “Elle” magazine at age 15.
- Bardot had the quintessential hourglass figure, measuring 35-20-35.
- Bardot was the muse for Repetto’s line of ballet-inspired flats.
- Bardot is the first woman to wear pants to the Élysée Palace, the official residence of the President of the French Republic.
- Bardot made gingham check a chic trend when she wore pink and white check dress in her second wedding.
- Bardot turned a bad hair day into a classic updo when she teased flyaway strands, creating the choucroute beehive.
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