Brigitta Bungard wears Thierry Mulger, photographed By Helmet Newton, Monaco, 1998.
Jane Birkin + Brigitte Bardot
Jane on Brigitte:
"Every inch of her was perfect. There was not one fault in the girl. I remember that during that love scene between the two of us, I tried to twist my naked legs around hers so that people might mistake them for hers."
"She still writes to me, because I give money to her dogs’ association. The postcards I get from her are always rather sad. I think she has difficulty walking. Although she has a dubious private life with rather doubtful characters, she’s made people have a sort of moral conscience. People consider her as being animal-mad because human beings have been so disappointing to her, which I think is true. She was so beautiful that people were envious of her. In a scene when we came out of a car, she’d been crying, so she had a slightly red face and people were delighted. They were cruel to her because she was dangerous and could have nicked their husbands."
Legendary celebrity photographer Bert Stern was known for his ability to coax a truly spontaneous and unexpected moment from his subjects. In this image from the June 1, 1970, Vogue, a playful Serge Gainsbourg tries to fell his then wife, singer and actress Jane Birkin. Birkin wears a midriff-baring top and matching skirt by Maxime de la Falaise and knee-high Capezio boots. Gainsbourg, a times a director and actor, is also one of the most highly regarded musicians in the world. - Via