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)
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)
By Matthew Reitman / October 9, 2016 5:00 am
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.