Breathless Just In Time

June 23, 2010 | By Bridget Burns | Archive, Entertainment

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Just as fashions are blushing with modesty,  and rumpled classic cool has taken over the streets, Jean Luc Godard’s 1960  Breathless has been reissued.  Fifty years after Godard’s debut as a director, the progenitor of the “French New Wave” s impact is still recognized.  Jean Paul Belmondo’s casual bravado appeals just at it did when the film was released, and Jean Seberg’s naive toughness transcends time.   Style-wise, all of the key elements of todays aesthetic are there, in black and white.  Seberg’s pixie haircut, the boyfriend shirt, stripes, the fedora and the full skirt.  Carey Mulligan,  Kirsten Dunst, Michelle Williams, Diane Kruger and Kylie Minogue have all channeled Jean Seberg’s tidy bohemian look in the recent past.  For a time, Brad Pitt emulated Belmondo’s disheveled perfection to a tee.  Take in Paris circa 1960,  enjoy a timeless love story and see where the cliche comes from this summer.  Check out Breathless Inspired fashion here.


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    The inspiration for this blog entry is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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    I LOVE Jean Seberg’s style in Breathless, true Parisian chic – stunning and seemingly effortless. I recently posted an entry on this beautiful and enduring style inspiration – please check it out!
    City Girl x

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    First pic is so epic, even though it looks like the old times. Still, its beautiful. :)

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