Icons in Denim: Brigitte Barot


It’s impossible to say the word “bombshell” or “sex symbol” without eventually thinking of Brigitte Bardot. Along the lines of Marilyn Monroe, she was the archetype for the curvaceous blonde. Her first dream was to become a ballerina, but cut her teeth on modeling for her mother’s hat line. Over the years, she eventually became an actress, then retired from show business in 1973, then she became a animal rights activist for which she continues to this day.

One of the things that is striking about the photos of her from the 50’s-70’s is how she wore her denim, completely effortless, and even a bit like she just rolled out of bed. Perhaps that’s just a thing that the French can do so well. While her signature is the super tight skinny jeans, she also has been spotted wearing boot cut jeans, as well as tucking flared jeans into boots a la pirate look! Arrr! So good.

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1 Comment

  1. August 21, 2014 / 5:10 pm

    Wonderful images! I think she’s often overlooked as a style icon, but she really had that “insouciance” thing down.

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