• bardot_960_1Brigitte Bardot in a scene from The Bear and the Doll, from Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion (Flammarion, 2016)
  • bardot_960_20Bardot dancing with Dario Morena in Come Dance with Me, 1959 © Cinémathèque française, from Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion (Flammarion, 2016)
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Brigitte Bardot is utterly iconic in Roger Vadim’s 1956 film And God Created as the sexually liberated Juliette Hardy. Stills of Bardot from the film — long blond curls, seductive curves — are classic, pinned up on designer inspiration boards from New York to Paris and all points in between. But there’s more to the French native’s impact on the industry, as Henry-Jean Servat’s new book Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion shows, from her contributions to the gingham trend to relationships with designers such as Pierre Balmain and Christian Dior. With 300 pages of images, including private, personal photographs, Brigitte Bardot traces the influence of this actress in unbelievable detail, complete with a host of great interviews with Sylvie Vartan, Marisa Berenson, Hubert de Givenchy, among others, as well as the legend herself.

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