World FairUnknown Artist
A woman is holding flowers.Mistinguett had a way of outliving her designers. After her favorite, Gesmar, died in 1928, she switched to Zig; he also died prematurely in 1936, although his exact age was never established. The artist had been a habitu, of Montmartre cabarets where he sang and recited at the drop of a beret. Both of them affected a flamboyantly showy style, which exactly suited the Miss persona, and after he proved himself with set and costume designs, she ultimately trusted him with the design of her posters. Here Zig gives us Mistinguett as a country girl complete with a basket of flowers. Beyond its graphic flair, its Zig juxtaposing the stars saucy sexiness with na<f trappings - like Brigitte Bardot in her gingham bikini - that makes the image so effective.