Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion

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Release Date: 
November 7, 2016
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Be ready to have the legacy that is Brigitte Bardot unfold right in front of your eyes. Servat has provided the reader with a book that is just delightful, overflowing with visuals, and with a very simple and straightforward but occasionally fawning text.

Bardot’s star ascended in the 1950s. This book sheds a great deal of information about the woman who catapulted to fame during the 50s and remained in the spotlight for decades to come. There is no question that at a time when “T&A” were the norm and bottle blonds were products of the movie studio publicity machines, Brigitte Bardot was a stand-alone sensation with her on-screen and personal style. She was the ultimate bombshell if not the poster girl for the sexy 60s.

With interviews from those who know her and worked with her and from Brigitte herself, the reader will be totally drawn in. Without question, she remains an independent thinker as well as one of those rare stars who really never thought her life was such a great accomplishment on any level because in her own words, “I was just being myself.”

Do not expect a tell all or some dishy Hollywood expose as Servat just reveals the person behind the image. If you doubt that she hatched a style or exerted a fashion influence during her heyday, then you will have to read the book. Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion will prove that there is no question that Brigitte Bardot influenced a generation of women via her appearance and sartorial choices.

Brigitte Bardot is lushly documented with a surfeit of photos revealing this femme fatale’s early years as well her long lived career in the cinema as well as in her private world.