If your definition of woman is a full bust and hips separated in the middle by an impossibly tiny waist, than the dictionary entry can be replaced simply with a photo of Brigitte Bardot. Odds are you’ve seen these images, many times – Bardot on the beach, near invisible waistline cinched in by a belt while her then-moussy hair spilled over exposed shoulders. The outfit has a peasant-like, almost Esmerelda gypsy quality to it. But on Bardot it’s completely perfect for the seaside climate of Cannes, where she was photographed in 1955 by Kary Lasch.
Regardless of how many times before you’ve seen these photos, the young 19 year old Brigitte Bardot never fails to steal breaths with her natural beauty. Having come across the collection of shots over at Vintage Everyday, it seemed only right to bring them to your attention again.
You can click on the thumbnails above to view more of the young Bardot in Cannes.