Painter Una St Tropez pays a warm tribute to mythic French actress Brigitte Bardot through her exhibition BB Forever at Hotel de Paris in Saint-Tropez.
To celebrate Brigitte Bardot‘s 80th anniversary, famous artist Una St Tropez pays the clearest praise to the iconic french actress by celebrating the beauty of the lady who was the most beautiful women in the world and her exceptional spirit by embracing BB’s values of love and rescue of endangered animals.
The vernissage of the exhibition BB Forever on September 5, 2014, provided a sparkling, elegant and glamorous Tropezian evening with, as guest star, world famous singer Christophe.
BB, the soul of St Tropez
Una St Tropez unveils 16 portraits of Brigitte Bardot, to be admired in the Atrium, enhanced by a dark setting and sculptures. Her minimalist and contemporary perception of the portrait combines with the application of beeswax to offer a highly expressive, intense BB, as vivid in our minds as she was when a star at the firmament of cinema glory. Combining both ancient and modern techniques, Una St Tropez sublimates BB, the myth who still is the soul of St Tropez, present everywhere in the village she made famous.
Glamour and fashion
After a welcoming glass of Champagne, sipped when admiring Una St Tropez’s works of Art, the large audience was invited to continue the evening in the garden of the Hotel de Paris.
The atrium garden hosted the fashion show of the evening with beautiful models Julie, Avaand Anne Laure who were showcasing dresses created by tropezian designers: Pink in St Tropez, Elfie l’Atelier St Tropez, Boutique Fame with make-up by Mini Make Up and accessories by Carmen Steffens.
A contemporary, light and refined fashion, to be worn daily by “made in Saint Tropez” women. The models, both glamorous and chic, had a very tropézien spirit. The outfits worn were accessorized with Carmen Steffens bags. These bags, in limited editions, are hand-made in Brazilian workshops.
To the music of DJ Luigi & Frank, the fashion was also the occasion of honoring Una St Tropez’s partners: Bertaud Belieu, Ice Tropez, Cavalli Café, Vivre Magazine, Colonial Romantic Travel, Global TV, Audrey Gautier, Fly Pictures and Hotel de Paris.
About Una St Tropez
Artist Una St Tropez discovered Saint Tropez in the late 90s and, having fallen in love with it, decided to set up her studio there, feeling that the place would inspire her best creations. Since then, she has exhibited her paintings throughout the world, in Paris, Cannes, Monaco, Portofino, London, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha, Moscow… Her paintings are featured in private collection of HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, Members of Brunei, Saudi and UAE Royal family, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Lanvin, Celine…
A big-hearted artist, Una St Tropez has already in charities for MSF, Children of Lebanon, Tsunami crisis, Hospital in Vienna for terminally ill, Make a Wish Foundation, Magic of Persia…
A raffle for animals
During the opening, a raffle raised funds for the Glama association, working to protect animals, a cause close to BB’s heart through her foundation. As grand prize, Una St Tropez offered for the raffle one of her works, signed by her, with the words “Stop Animal Cruelty”.
Christophe For Ever
To close this opening on an absolute high, guests were treated to a private recital by singer Christophe, whose songs like Les Mots Bleus, Les Paradis Perdus and Aline remain in our memories. Accompanied by the public, the poet at the piano sang all his success, which, having toured the world, returned to delight Una St Tropez’s friends. A surprise gift for all guests.
Exposition BB Forever
Until September 26, 2014
Hotel de Paris – St Tropez
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