ICON | Claudine Longet

photo of Claudine Longet in Japan via the Hulton Archive/Getty Images, 1968.

"In Blake Edwards' 1968 film The Party French yé-yé girl and actress of unfortunate notoriety Claudine Longet plays Peter Sellers' demure love interest, Michele Monet. Starting out as just another winsome waif in a mini-dress, Michele dives into the pool to save a drowning man, changes into a pair of teenage boy's blue denim jeans, a loose-fitting, collarless, heather-gray Love thy neighbor sweatshirt, and instantly has sexy, carefree wet hair. Her social restraints and shoes have been tossed aside, and riding a baby elephant victoriously, she is the life of The Party." —Sarah Maher, Refinery29
November 15, 2010 by Lizzie
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