It's a familiar story. Golden haired model styled as 1960s sex symbol Brigitte Bardot for high fashion magazine shoot. This time the busty blonde in question is 20-year-old Sports Illustrated super power Kate Upton who on Saturday tweeted a picture of herself dolled up as the French model, singer and actress for W Magazine. Upton joins a long list of fashion pin-ups who've all received the Bardot treatment including Brazilian goddess Gisele Bündchen, former child star Dakota Fanning and Croydon's finest Kate Moss.
Like fellow blonde bombshells Scarlett Johansson and Elisha Cuthbert, Vogue cover star Upton makes grown men go week at the knees at the mere mention of her name. She’s known exclusively for her ultra-sexy shoots for which she wears little more than an itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini, cleavage enhancing lingerie (not that she needs it!) or to really get hearts racing, nothing at all. We can't wait to see whether W mag use the Bardot makeover to tame her overtly sexual look in favour of the film icon's coquettish, sex kitten style.
Of course the concept is not an original one and even the modern woman who is most frequently compared to the French screen siren, Dutch model Lara Stone, is tired of the Bardot references in fashion. In an interview with GQ, the wife of David Walliams mimicked a conversation between a stylist and photographer preparing to work with her: 'Oh, what should we do today? Maybe we should do her like Brigitte Bardot—a modern take on classic Bardot!' Can anyone else sense the sarcasm?