Snapshot, 1967: Brigitte and Gunter redefine ‘high society’

It’s the summer of 1967, and European high society’s perfect couple are spending their days lazing beside a Roman pool…

While the millionaire playboy gazes across the water, Bardot giggles in her wicker chair. We wonder whether she’s added another ingredient to Sachs’ cigarette, which would bring a whole new meaning to the term ‘High Society’. Or perhaps she’s just amused by his orange towelling poncho. Regardless, there is not a remote twitch of the lips from Sachs for the Paris Match photographer.

Photo: Jean-Claude Sauer/Paris Match via Getty Images

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