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The Lookbook: Jean-Luc Godard

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FRANCE - CIRCA 1963: Jean Luc Godard in France in 1963 - Jean Luc Godard during the shooting of "Le Mepris". (Photo by Jean-Louis SWINERS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
(Jean-Louis Swiners/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

There are names that instantly come to mind when thinking of timeless cool. “Jean-Luc Godard” may not be one of them, but it should be. His vision for his films went beyond simply directing actors; he also helped dress them. Directing Breathless and Pierre le Fou, Godard was a seminal part of the French New Wave movement, a casual cinematic style that encouraged experimentation. The director extended this informal style to his wardrobe, especially with his trademark white poplin shirt. RealClearLife gives you a peek into Godard’s refined yet relaxed closet with this outfit below (based on the photo above). Watch an interview with Godard, showcasing the director’s effortless cool, at the bottom.

Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $365 (Oliver Peoples)
Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses, $365 (Oliver Peoples)
White Trend-Fit Stretch-Poplin Shirt, $637.00 (Versace Collection)
White Trend-Fit Stretch-Poplin Shirt, $637.00 (Versace Collection)
Plaid Silk Tie , $115 (David Donahue)
Plaid Silk Tie, $115 (David Donahue)
Straight Leg Stretch Cotton Pants, $240 (Canali)
Straight Leg Stretch Cotton Pants, $240 (Canali)