I chose as today’s protagonist of the “Timeless-icons” series the enchanting Brigitte Bardot.
(Thank you Wiki for providing most of the contents here displayed in an extensive section on the voluptuous subject)
an animal rights activist and a former actress, singer and fashion model from France.
– until her retirement from the show biz in 1973, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows, and recorded over 50 songs.
– she was one of the best-known sex symbols of the 1950s and 60s
– according to the liner notes of his first (self-titled) album, Bob Dylan dedicated the first song he ever wrote to Brigitte, who was as well idolized by young John Lennon and Paul McCartney
– she was the subject for an Andy Warhol painting
– a statue by Christina Motta honours Brigitte Bardot in Armação dos Búzios.
– starting in 1969, BB’s features became the official face of Marianne (who had previously been anonymous) to represent the liberty of France.
– she was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a “locomotive of women’s history” and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France
BB brought into fashion :
– the Bardot neckline (a wide open neck that exposes both shoulders)
– bikini swimwear
– the choucroute (“Sauerkraut”) hairstyle (a sort of beehive hair style)
– gingham clothes, after wearing a checkered pink dress, designed by Jacques Esterel, at one of her weddings.
Charming lady, isn’t she?
Hope you enjoyed !