Media studies made sexy

Not a day seems to go by without a new photo of Jordan receiving a "saucy massage" from an unsuitable suitor appearing on our front pages. Katie "Name Your" Price could learn a thing or two from original bombshell Brigitte Bardot, who had to contend with the paparazzi in its earliest guise, as a new photography exhibition reveals.

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The show, timed to coincide with Ms Bardot's 75th birthday and London Fashion Week (18-22 September) features photographs - both posed and papped - from legendary photographers of dubious morals including Marcello Geppetti and Tazio Secchiaroli (who was the inspiration for Paparazzo, the job-defining character from Fellini's La Dolce Vita). If you can square it with your conscience - and we strongly advise that you do - prices range from £500 to £2,500.

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Brigitte Bardot And The Original Paparazzi is at James Hyman Gallery, Savile Row, London W1, from 3 September to 3 October. www.jameshymangallery.com

Top: "Brigitte Bardot (The Flower Session)" by Sam Levin, 1983; above left: "Outside The Windsor Hotel (Bardot In London)", London Express, 1966; above right: "Brigitte Bardot (La Femme Et Le Pantin)" by Roger Corbeau, 1959