Oui, Oui! This New Brigitte Bardot Exhibit Is Trés Magnifigue

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Sure, our generation has its fair share of inspiring divas — Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Penelope Cruz can all bring the heat when it comes to girl power — but nothing can compare to the effortless glamour of some of our favorite icons of the '60s.
The lady superstars of the era seemed to have a certain je ne sais quoi that's a little harder to come by now, and in our minds, nobody compares to the illustrious Brigitte Bardot. The French actress and sex symbol found the perfect blend of power and style, and her vampy blonde locks and classic fashion sense are inimitable (and not for lack of trying).
Plus, it seems we're not her only fans: Prestigious French author and journalist Henry-Jean Servat has curated an unbelievable new exhibit around the star. BB Forever — Brigitte Bardot, The Legend retraces Bardot's life with an exclusive collection of never-before-seen private photographs. The exhibit, created in collaboration with Sofitel Hotels, to further promote their ideals of French culture, explores the beauty of the on-screen siren, and is an amazing tour de force of personal style. The best part? The works just landed in D.C. on the third of four stops, so you can check it all out for yourself. The photos are on display to the public in the so-chic Sofitel in Lafayette Square, so spritz some volumizing spray on those locks and try to score some of the ooh la la factor for yourself.
When: Now through September.
Where: Sofitel, 806 15th Street NW; 202-730-8800.
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Photos: Jean Claude Sauer/Paris Match, Sam Lévin, Michou Simon/Paris Match

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