A legend of the cinema and one of the most popular actors, Jean-Paul Belmondo passed away on Monday in Paris at the age of 88. With more than eighty films in a sixty-year career, Jean-Paul Belmondo leaves behind him a world of cinema in mourning. A look back at the iconic style of the French film star.
Jean-Paul Belmondo has always been a style icon, embodying the idea of the French male. Bébel had this style, unique to him and no one else, from his iconic hats and leather jackets to a cigar.
Jean-Paul Belmondo alongside Alain Delon in “Borsalino”
Jean-Paul Belmondo had a head for hats as he wore all sorts, from the gavroche cap to the beret but above all the iconic Borsalino hat. He made it famous by wearing it in the film of the same name, Borsalino, marking the presence on the screen of his duet with Alain Delon. “The Borsalino in the cinema is much more than a headgear: it is a signature, a way of being,” said Italian stylist Giuseppe Borsalino.
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