Brigitte Bardot and her Musician Boyfriend Sacha Distel in St. Tropez (1958)

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Brigitte Bardot and Sacha Distel, St Tropez, France by Burt Glinn, 1958 via

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Brigitte Bardot and Sacha Distel, St Tropez, France by Burt Glinn, 1958 via

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Brigitte Bardot and Sacha Distel, St Tropez, France by Burt Glinn, 1958 via

 

Vintage Photos of Brigitte Bardot on the Film Set of “Le Mépris” (1963)

Le Mépris or Contempt is a 1963 French-Italian drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, based on the Italian novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon) by Alberto Moravia.

It stars Brigitte Bardot as Camille Javal, the wife of Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli), a young French playwright who has found commercial success in Rome, and accepts an offer from vulgar American producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) to rework the script for German director Fritz Lang’s screen adaptation of The Odyssey.

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Brigitte Bardot on the set of Le Mépris directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963. Photo by Tazio Secchiaroli via

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Brigitte Bardot on the set of Le Mépris directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963. Photo by Tazio Secchiaroli via

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Brigitte Bardot on the set of Le Mépris directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963. Photo by Tazio Secchiaroli via

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Le Mépris directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963. Photo by Tazio Secchiaroli via

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Le Mépris directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1963. Photo by Tazio Secchiaroli via

Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim’s wedding (1952)

On 21 December 1952, aged 18, Brigitte Bardot married director Roger Vadim in Paris. The couple met after the bourgeois Bardot appeared on the cover of a magazine and the director Marc Allégret, who Vadim was assisting, invited her to do a screen test. When her family forbade the teen from seeing the much older Vadim, she attempted suicide.

In the sixties, Bardot paved the way for the off-the-rack, no-fuss, leg-exposing bride. On her weddding to Vadim she wore a high-collared, bustled dress accessorized with muff and veil. According to the groom:

“Brigitte designed and chose the material for the white, handsewn wedding dress from Madame Ogive, the dressmaker on the Rue de Passy.” (source)

The couple divorced in 1957, but remained friends and collaborated in later work.

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Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim’s wedding, 1952 via

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Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim’s wedding, 1952 via

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Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim’s wedding, 1952 via

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Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim’s wedding, 1952 via

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Brigitte Bardot and Roger Vadim’s wedding, 1952 via

Brigitte Bardot’s Wedding to Actor Jacques Charrier (1959)

On 18 June 1959 Brigitte Bardot married fellow actor Jacques Charrier, her costar in Babette Goes to War.

The wedding took place in Louveciennes, France. The bride wore a coquettish pink gingham shirtwaist by Jacques Esterel as her wedding dress. When the actual marriage was to take place photographers burst into the registry office and formally asked Brigitte for permission to photograph the ceremony. Brigitte allegedly stamped her foot and shouted ‘Non, non, non.’ Then buried her face in her hands and burst into sobs.

Bardot and Charrier divorced in 1962. They had one son, Nicolas-Jacques Charrier, Bardot´s only child, born in 1960. Nicolas was raised in the Charrier family and did not maintain close contact with Bardot until his adulthood.

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Brigitte Bardot’s wedding to actor Jacques Charrier, Louveciennes, France, 1959 via

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Brigitte Bardot’s wedding to actor Jacques Charrier, Louveciennes, France, 1959 via

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Brigitte Bardot’s wedding to actor Jacques Charrier, Louveciennes, France, 1959 via

Vintage Photos of Bouffant Hairdos

A bouffant is characterized by hair raised high on the head and usually covering the ears or hanging down on the sides.

The modern bouffant was noted by Life in the summer of 1956 as being “already a common sight in fashion magazines.”

The style became popular at the beginning of the 1960s when First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy was often photographed with her hair in a bouffant, and her style was widely imitated. Generally speaking, by the mid-1960s many well-dressed women and girls were wearing some form of bouffant hairdo, which in one variation or another remained the fashionable norm until the end of the decade.

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Priscilla Presley with bouffant hair via

Entertainer Dolly Parton in a 1968 publicity photo for Monument Records and Moeller Talent.
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Entertainer Dolly Parton in a 1968 publicity photo for Monument Records and Moeller Talent via

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Brigitte Bardot with bouffant hair via

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Hayley Mills with bouffant hair, 1967 via

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Joan Collins with bouffant hair via

Vintage French Millinery by Jean Barthet

Jean Barthet (1920–2000) was a French milliner who first rose to prominence in the 1950s as hat maker to Hollywood and French film stars, also designing hats for films such as The Young Girls of Rochefort.

He helped to define fashionable hat styles – including the bucket hat, pillbox hat and fedora – that predominated throughout the 1960s and collaborated with major couture houses.

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Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Henry Clarke, 1955 via

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Denise Sarrault in Jean Barthet Beret, photographed by Georges Saad, 1957 via

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Capucine in Jean Barthet, Hat, photographed by Willy Maywald, 1950s via

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Brigitte Bardot in Jean Barthet Hat, 1961 via