NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlighting its French roots and esteem for international cinema, Sofitel Luxury Hotels is proud to present "BB Forever - Brigitte Bardot, The Legend," a traveling photo exhibit venerating the legendary French actress, singer, and model, Brigitte Bardot. Showcasing 30 exclusive photographs of Brigitte Bardot's rise to fame, the exhibit will launch February 21, 2012 during Oscar Week at the Sofitel Los Angeles and continue to Sofitel properties in Chicago, Washington DC, and New York throughout 2012.
This will mark the first time an exhibit featuring the international icon will appear in North America. The exhibit, which was designed in collaboration with Henry-Jean Servat, a famed French journalist and author, retraces the life of French icon Brigitte Bardot with an exclusive selection of photos, following her extraordinary cinematographic experience from teenage dreamer to modern day star. Through never-before-seen snapshots, visitors can admire the different facets of the actress, who throughout her career distinguished herself through her beauty, spontaneity and carefree spirit and whose personality led her to be regarded not only as a legend and sex symbol, but also as the embodiment of women's liberation. In 2012, the French actress will also be honored at an event at the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles.
Sofitel has also created a special collector's edition catalogue for the exhibit that includes rare photos, accompanied by commentary and anecdotes by Henry-Jean Servat, as well as an editorial by the legend herself - Brigitte Bardot.
After its departure from Los Angeles, BB Forever - Brigitte Bardot, The Legend will move to the Windy City and run during the spring months from April 19th to June 7th at the stylish Sofitel Chicago Water Tower. Following Chicago, the tour will continue to Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square from June 21st to September 13th and culminate fittingly at the center of international culture at the Sofitel New York from September 26th to December 31st. The exhibit will be open to all hotel guests and visitors.
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