Gilberte is a sixteen year old girl raised by her aunt and grandmother to be a demimondaine. But she's not ready for that yet, and spends her days in lessons and in teasing Mamita's old friend, the rich playboy Gaston LaChaille, and following his affairs from afar. But when Gaston throws off his latest mistress, it looks as if Gigi just might be ready to begin her destined career. Written by
Did You Know?
The main theme that permeates the score was not composed by the film's credited composer, but by F.D. Marchetti
, who wrote it in 1932. The melody was the basis for the popular song "Fascination", with English lyric by Dick Manning
. The song's copyright was renewed in 1945, and again in 1954. It was used to great effect in the film Love In The Afternoon, resulting in its major success on the hit parade. See more
Gigi, what do you want if I lose? Silk stockings?
Gilberte dite 'Gigi'
No, I don't like them. They're itchy. No, I'd rather have a corset, Nile green with embroidered rococo rose garters.
Version of Gigi
Wiener Blut, Op. 354 (Vienna Blood)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played when Gaston and Gigi meet outside the skating rink See more