Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

My Life in Fashion

Book - 2016
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Legendary actress Brigitte Bardot led fashion revolutions throughout her career; this retrospective includes BB's comments on her iconic style in a rare, intimate interview. Brigitte Bardot is a style icon whose legacy has undeniably shaped the face of fashion as we know it. She was discovered by a magazine editor at only 14 years old, her career blossomed as the world emerged from the ashes of World War II. She found fame and admiration on the big screen in the 1950s and then became the fiery sex symbol of the groovy and liberated 1960s. Over the course of her career, all of the great French designers--including Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Pierre Cardin--outfitted Bardot on- and offscreen. In photographs that capture her attending receptions by Queen Elizabeth II and Charles de Gaulle or on glamorous visits to the United States, in fashion shoots and on film sets, or relaxing on a grassy field, this volume illustrates all the key looks that BB wore and brought to the international spotlight as she invented and edited her own highly imitated style. In an extensive--and extremely rare--interview, accompanied by her personal comments on the photographs, Bardot explains the context of the often vanguard fashions she wore, making headlines wherever she went. Evoking French style and the glamour of St. Tropez, her legacy endures--from ballerina slippers with sweeping skirts to figure-hugging knitwear, gingham fabrics and gypsy dresses, kohl eyeliner and tousled hair.
Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, [2016]
Edition: English-language edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9782080202697
Branch Call Number: 791.43 B24s
Characteristics: 254 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 28 cm


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Mar 09, 2018

Brigitte Bardot sure was a beauty.

Feb 02, 2018

"My Life In Fashion" is, unquestionably, a very enjoyable pictorial-biography of French actress and international "sex symbol" icon, Brigitte Bardot.

Lovingly and admiringly compiled by Henry-Jean Servant - This glossy book of colour and b&w photographs, also looks at Bardot as a fashion trendsetter who was dressed by some of the most famous clothing designers in the world.

Born in 1934 - Bardot entered films at the age of 22. After less than 20 years at the top of the game she gracefully bowed out and unexpectedly turned her attentions to being a very vocal animal rights activist.

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