Monday, 14 September 2009

Brigitte Bardot @ James Hyman

At lunchtime I visited the Brigitte Bardot exhibition at the James Hyman Gallery on Savile Row. It is in the basement of no.5 and only has a small sign on the railing at street level.

Featuring 75 photographs to commemorate the 75th birthday of Brigitte Bardot, it is a fascinating insight into the beginning of paparazzi culture, effecting the dynamic between celebrities and the public.

My favourite part of the exhibition are the black and white photographs featuring Bardot's impersonations of Charlie Chaplin, taken when bored on set on Viva Maria in 1965. Cheeky, moi?

(Image source: James Hyman Gallery.)

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