Style Icon of the Month: Brigitte Bardot

Her messy blonde hair, cat’s eye eyeliner, and unrelenting style donned her an icon of the 50s and 60s in the world of fashion.

This French-born beauty could easily be described as a sex symbol of the time. There’s no denying that she was what the world called her- “the world’s most beautiful woman.”

Before modeling and acting, Bardot trained as a ballet dancer. It was her request to Repetto’s founder Rose Repetto to make her a pair of outdoor shoes for her role in “And God Created Woman” that led to the creation of the brand’s first outdoor footwear.

“She was the spark that set things off,” said Jean-Marc Gaucher, Repetto’s current chief executive officer. “People wanted to have the same product as her. She became a symbol of women’s emancipation. She broke with the codes of the era.”

The style icon now has her own RTW line born in Spring 2012 entitled “Brigitte Bardot Clothing Collection.” (Lookbook here) Bardot is an outspoken animal rights activist and no fur or leather can be used in a collection with her name on it.

“People have really stayed with the image of Brigitte Bardot in the Sixties, and not on her image today,” the brand’s creative director, Sarah Ohana, explained. “That is the image we portray, her beauty, the dream, her style, her look.”

‘And God Created Woman’ style, that certain type of elegance.’ –Jean-Claude Jitrois, Bardot’s stylist in the 80s

“When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.” –Brigitte Bardot


Article Reference: WWD

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4 Comments on Style Icon of the Month: Brigitte Bardot

  1. Candice
    June 2, 2014 at 8:21 am (2 years ago)

    I’m always here for big messy hair so I agree with this one.

    • Andra
      June 2, 2014 at 8:45 am (2 years ago)

      Yes! Big messy hair is always great when it’s done right.

  2. Molly
    October 13, 2014 at 6:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Didn’t realize Bardot has her own clothing collection. Seems like so many models/celebs are creating their own clothing lines.
    Speaking of, I just posted an article all about the style icon and the affects of the role on celebs. I’d be interested in hearing your response. Here’s the article link if you’re interested:

    • Andra
      October 14, 2014 at 9:34 am (2 years ago)

      Yes, many of them certainly are dipping their fingers into fashion. I’ll be sure to check out your article!


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