BANANAS ABOUT BARDOT: Shedding skins in the name of Brigitte Bardot, Lancel, for its latest muse bag, Le Brigitte Bardot, designed in collaboration with the iconic sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist, has dropped using leather in favor of plant-derived and man-made materials. The pink gingham-lined tote, launched Monday night at a hôtel particulier on Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, comes in organic cotton tweed and alcantara versions, using fruit- and vegetable-based dyes. Lancel has just opened its first boutique in Bardot’s stomping ground, Saint-Tropez. Also riding the swelling Bardot wave, today marks the rerelease of an updated version of Karting’s high-waist stretch jersey flared pant modeled by Bardot in the Seventies. Finally, modern-day Bardot look-alike Georgia Jagger has been tapped as the face of Polo de Deauville, the fledgling luxury clothing and activewear line of France’s Deauville polo club. Jagger attended the opening of the brand’s first store in Deauville over the weekend, where she took in a polo match between the Deauville and Chantilly clubs.
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