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SS14 MUSE: BRIGITTE BARDOT

25.04.14

She's the undisputed Queen of St Tropez, and in a season where our design team took inspiration from the glamorous Riviera during the '50s and '60s, it comes as no surprise that Brigitte Bardot would make it onto our list of SS14 muses. Here, we chart why.

A girl who looks as at home padding through the pretty streets of St Tropez as she does reclining on the back of a yacht, Brigitte Bardot has done her fair share to catapult the glamour the south of France is so famous for.

Renowned for popularising the bikini in her early films, such as Manina (1952), Bardot was also photographed wearing stylish two-pieces (which at the time were considered very risque) on every beach in the south of France during 1953’s Cannes Film Festival.

After placing the area firmly back on the map following her 1956 film, And God Created Woman, Bardot herself moved to the south of France and bought the house La Madrague in St Tropez in 1958. It was this house which went on to inspire the 1963 song of the same name, which became Bardot’s best-known foray into music.

A post which could easily go on forever, the beautiful pictures of Brigitte Bardot filming, living and playing in the south of France are endless. It's little wonder her image instantly springs to mind when referencing those Riviera glamour days.

Did you see our last post on SS14 Muse: Kate Moss? Also, read more about our SS14 inspirations.