Chic, sexy and oh-so french!
Throughout the 1960s, Brigitte Bardot's image was that of the blonde and wild but innocent "sex kitten". Known as BB by the press, she had her international breakthrough with the film Et Dieu... créa la femme. The fashions of the 1960s looked effortlessly right and spontaneous on her, and her beauty and style is still an inspiration to this very day.
She brought into fashion bikini, the voluminous hairstyle , the tropezienne gingham – after wearing a checkered pink dress at her wedding to Charrier, and was the first to sunbathe topless and walk barefoot in St. Tropez, Cote D’Azur in the ‘60s. Bardot sexifyied a cardigan, cropped jeans and flats - three items that are not considered sexy individually. The Bardot neckline, a wide open neck that exposes both shoulders, was named after her. Bardot also joined Marylin Monroe and Jackie Kennedy in becoming a subject for Andy Warhol paintings.