Monday, February 22, 2010

Silver Screen Sundays: And God Created Woman

This week on Silver Screen Sundays, we bring you 1956's "And God Created Woman" or "Et Dieu... créa la femme". When Brigitte Bardot sunbathed wearing neither clothes nor the slightest hint of self-consciousness in And God Created Woman…, a new kind of sex symbol was born, a sexual rebel whose free-wheeling approach to romance anticipated the hippie era of free love. When she did wear clothes, though, she had the wardrobe to match. The long-ignored bikini became an international sensation. The ballet flats, cotton gingham beach dresses and open necklines (the latter dubbed “the Bardot neckline”) that captured her sense of abandon onscreen were soon the rage. And her tousled, up-swept hair, dubbed choucroute (sauerkraut), remains the height of casual elegance.

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