Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Around the World in 80 Pin-Ups
There is one French style icon that comes to mind, who I know you've all heard of. And that is no other than the breathtaking Brigitte Bardot.
Bardot: The woman who was said to have "done more for the French international trade balance than the entire French car industry!"
She single handedly popularized the bikini, and even coined the term "Bardot Neckline" for wearing shirts and dresses with necklines that exposed the collar bone and both shoulders. Talk about sexy!
Bardot was born in Paris in 1934, and became one of the few European actresses to find mass media attention across the globe, including the US.
The Beatles adored her, women all over the world tried to imitate what she called the "choucroute" ... or "sauerkraut" hair style she wore. (A sort of messy blonde beehive) ... Andy Warhol used her as a subject in his paintings, and Bob Dylan even dedicated the first song he ever wrote to the French beauty who so clearly penetrated all international boundaries.
Talk about an amazing "Pin-Up" and an amazing life to boot. :)