Author(s): Henry-Jean Servat
Legendary actress Brigitte Bardot led fashion revolutions throughout her career; this retrospective includes BB's comments on her iconic style in a rare, intimate interview. Brigitte Bardot is a style icon whose legacy has undeniably shaped the face of fashion as we know it. Discovered by a magazine editor at only 14 years old, she found fame and admiration on the big screen in the 1950s, and then became the fiery sex symbol of the groovy and liberated 1960s. Over the course of her career, all of the great French designers-including Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, and Pierre Cardin-outfitted Bardot on and off screen. In photographs that capture her attending prestigious receptions or on glamorous visits to the United States, in fashion shoots and on film sets, this volume illustrates all the key looks that BB wore and brought to the international spotlight as she invented and edited her own highly imitated style. In an extensive-and extremely rare-interview, accompanied by her personal comments on the photos, Bardot explains the context of the often vanguard fashions she wore, making headlines wherever she went. Evoking French style and the glamor of St. Tropez, her legacy endures-from ballerina slippers with sweeping skirts to figure-hugging knitwear, gingham fabrics and gypsy dresses, kohl eyeliner and tousled hair.
"Actress Brigitte Bardot recalls her stylish past with author Henry-Jean Servat in Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion, filled with photographs from her glamorous life." Harper's Baazar "A memoir in photogrpahs, Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion, published this month by Flammarion, reprises the images and looks that made her despite her professed indifference an avatar of style." Vogue "The new collection traces Bardot s style in nearly 300 pages of photographs throughout her career and private life on photo shoots, film sets, and visits with Queen Elizabeth II and Charles de Gaulle." New York Magazine "InBrigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion(Flammarion), Henry-Jean Servat, the only journalist to have maintained a close rapport with the actress now 82 throughout her life, offers a panoramic tribute to her sweeping sense of style with an all-new exclusive interview and nearly 200 archival color and b/w photos." Parade"From the off-shoulder necklines to the beehive haridos, the actress recounts the trends and designs that turned people s heads and made her a sex symbol. I wasn t scandalous I didn t want to be, she once told the author. 'I wanted to be myself. Only myself.'" Closer Weekly "InBRIGITTE BARDOT: MY LIFE IN FASHION, journalist and Bardot authorityHenry-Jean Servathas assembled a tribute to the actress s lifelong relationship withla mode." Fashion Maniac "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 Fashionwill prove that there is no question that Brigitte Bardot influenced a generation of women via her appearance and sartorial choices.Brigitte Bardotis 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." New York Journal of Books"'Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion' by Henry-Jean Servat, is a beautiful coffee table book with myriad images in black and white, as well as color. It s also a captivating memoir in a sense, as it recaps Ms. Bardot s stylish life, in her own words, with an exclusive interview with Servat." The Chic Spy "To celebrate the actress's incredible lasting power, a new book, Brigitte Bardot: My Life in Fashion, explores Bardot's life in fashion from on-set looks to fashion shoots and more. Featuring a rare interview with Bardot herself, the book penned by Henry-Jean Servatalso includes personal comments and photos showing the private life of the icon as well." HarpersBazaar.com "A new book spotlights Brigitte Bardot, the French legend who was equal parts style icon and sex symbol" PurpleClover.com "With 300 pages of images, including private, personal photographs, Brigitte Bardottraces the influence of this actress in unbelievable detail, complete with a host of great interviews with Sylvie Vartan, Marisa Berenson, Hubert de Givenchy, among others, as well as the legend herself." Tory Burch Blog"
Henry-Jean Servat has written extensively about Brigitte Bardot for "Paris Match" and "Vanity Fair." The only journalist to have sustained a close rapport with Bardot throughout her life, he has published several books on the famous actor-turned animal rights activist."