When a 23 year old Bo Derek starred as the object of attention in the 1979 blockbuster hit film "Ten" she was branded as "the Perfect 10". As she celebrates her 60th birthday, 37 years later, for many of us, she is still "the Perfect Ten"... at any age. Find out why we think so...
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Bo Derek has a natural Classicist fashion sense and is more comfortable wearing pants than she is when wearing a dress. Although when the occasion calls for a formal gown look she knows how to rock an evening gown and causes heads to turn when she makes a personal appearance on the red carpet . With Bo Derek, what you see is what you get. She is first and foremost an equestrian and wearing jeans or any sort of trouser is her first choice from her wardrobe. She rarely, if ever, sacrifices comfort for the sake of fashion. You will probably never see her in a corset or bustier and if you do it will be as costume for a film and not in her daily life or even in a personal appearance. Acting serves as a fun but necessary, well paying job, much more than it has ever been her passion. It pays the bills and affords her the luxury of running her own ranch. She never aspired to become the iconic "femme de la creme" that pigeon-holed her as an iconic symbol of feminine allure as Jenny Hanley running in slow mo on the shores of Malibu. You might even say she is an accidental actress. In fact, she is more tomboy than she is pin-up girl. We would argue that there has never been a woman who wears a suit as well as she does.
In 1998, Bo Derek accepted Lloyd Klein's invitation to attend his fashion show in Paris. Since then, she has become a cherished muse to the designer. Take a look at some of the milestone moments with Bo Derek wearing Lloyd Klein.
"For me, there is no one that has both the outward beauty and the inner beauty that are both so stunning that she leaves me breathless, whenever I see her."
- Lloyd Klein
My first assignment with the Lloyd Klein Fashion House was to liaise with the celebrities who had flown to Paris to attend his Spring 1999 runway. Since I had loads of experience "hand-holding" and escorting celebrities I looked forward my role without any trepidation.
Among the stars that flew in for the show were Jean Claude Van Damme and his newlywed bride Gladys Portugues. Lloyd had recently designed her wedding dress that was worn to re-marry the father of her two children aka, the "Muscles from Brussels". I flew with the newlyweds from LAX to CDG in the intimacy of the first class cabin and had the opportunity to spend some relaxed time with the two of them. Gladys is extraordinary and very sweet. He was and is, as one might imagine, "larger than life". the flight with the two was He impressed me with his sensitive manners and polite, considerate behavior. However, not long after landing in Paris, the paparazzi began to record his every step and gesture causing his ego to become maniacal. He morphed into a demanding and detached version of the charming actor I had enjoyed waxing poetically with, about life and his love for family, during the endless flight from Los Angeles to Paris.