These Iconic French Films Are All the Fashion Inspiration You Need

Dacy Knight

It's downright cliché to say there's a certain je ne sais quoi about French-girl style. But as tired as the acknowledgement may be, we still can't seem to get enough of that special something. French women have a way of making chic look effortless and perfectly polished style bewitchingly nonchalant. We'll never tire of French girls' insouciant approach to style and may spend our lives striving to become fluent in it. Until we succeed in getting dressed and stepping out in the world with the same stylish savoir faire, we can seek inspiration from the greats who've proven their prowess in exuding this coveted style.

While we certainly have our fill of contemporary French-girl fashion muses—e.g., Jeanne DamasCamille RoweGarance DoréCharlotte Gainsbourg, and Lou Doillon—there's nothing quite like the style embodied in cinema's French New Wave, or nouvelle vague, of the 1960s. These bombshells lit up the silver screen while igniting a series of enviable looks. Add these titles to your lazy weekend queue for no shortage of sartorial inspiration to fuel all your Francophile tendencies. 

Click to see the cinematic selections that showcase the reigning classics of French-girl style.

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