Style Icon: Jean-Paul Belmondo


As one of the key players in the Nouvelle Vague movement and the favorite of Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo is the epitome of French 60's style and the effortless cool.  A white oxford, slim pants, driving mocs and a cigarette dangling from his mouth at almost every second of the day, possibly the addition of a fedora and a sports coat.  This roll-out-of-bed-and-grab-the-shirt-from-the-night-before style was not the only reason that Belmondo was seen to be so stylish though.  His unwavering confident attitude he exuded that barred the line of pure cockiness was.  His breakout movie, Breathless, represented the rebelious undertone of the 60s attitude while conforming to the very dernier uniform that the show Mad Men* seems to subscribe to that made Belmondo so famous during the Nouvelle Vague movement. 

*I am not discounting the quality of Mad Men in any way.  In fact, wait till my next post to see my excitement for the next season of Mad Men.

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