Gunther Sachs dies, Bardot mourns

 

Sad news out this weekend on the most glamourous of Brigitte Bardot’s ex-husbands. Gunther Sachs, the dashing playboy who married Brigitte in 1966 after a fairytale courtship, took his life in Gstaad this weekend after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. His legend will live on. Check out Glenys Roberts‘ nostalgic reportage…

The newlyweds, who were impossibly glamorous, were all over each other that night in Hollywood. Brigitte Bardot was wearing the shortest of mini dresses, Gunther Sachs was in his trademark blazer with loafers and no socks.Finally, they went upstairs to consummate their marriage — to the great relief of everyone, including myself, at their wedding reception. We had all feared they might be about to perform on the dining room table such was the sexual chemistry that simmered between them.Perhaps memories of that extraordinary night in 1966 played through Sachs’s mind before he shot himself at the weekend at the age of 78.

via Gunther Sachs dies: Brigitte Bardot’s ex-husband shoots himself | Mail Online.

Bardot vs Bundchen

While Brigitte Bardot may be given credit for launching tourism in Saint Tropez, she also helped light the fire under the Brazilien tourism industry in the 1960’s during her famous trip to the beachside resort of Buzios.

Now, brazillien top model Gisele Bundchen reincarnates BB for this month’s cover of Elle Brazil (in a photo originally shot for Muse magazine).

Who does 60’s sex kitten better, Bardot or Bundchen?

Georgia Jagger reincarnates BB for Chanel’s show in St. Tropez

It was the old-school Saint Tropez of stars like Brigitte Bardot that reappeared in force at Chanel’s annual cruise collection this past week. The port of St. Tropez, where the défilé was held, hasn’t looked so glamorous in at least a decade. In attendance, Vanessa Paradis, Diane Kruger, Anna Mouglalis…

With a nod to the sensual 60’s, the collection incorporated BB’s signature vichy print (the must-have bikini of summer), leather, and boho crochet details. Completing the hommage to Bardot, 18 year old beauty Georgia May Jagger reincarnated the blond bombshell and stole the show as she side-saddled down the runway on a Harley Davidson driven by model-muse Baptiste Giabiconi.

Check out the show here.