Snapshot, 1979: Luftgekühlt in Saint-Tropez

Towards the end of the 1970s, the most in-vogue outfits on the beaches of Saint-Tropez were those chosen by Adam and Eve. In this particular case, why would you ride from the shore to a bar in the harbour in heavy leather overalls when you can dry so wonderfully in the airstream?

It’s the wild 1970s, and the kilometre-long Pampelonne beach near Saint-Tropez is known not only for its fine sand and turquoise-blue ocean but also for its countless nudist bathers. Anyone who hasn’t mixed it with the bronzed naturists before should at least be familiar with the films of Louis de Funès, who played a voyeuristic gendarme on these very beaches. This lady, photographed by Jack Garofalo for Paris Match, appears to have embraced the textile-shy spirit of Saint-Tropez. 

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