Icons Farewell to Jean-Paul Belmond: the greatest star of the Nouvelle Vague 7 September, 2021 | 7 September, 2021 Farewell to Jean-Paul Belmond: the greatest star of the Nouvelle Vague Italian actor who became famous in France, Jean-Paul Belmondo, passed away on September 6 at the age of 88. Known for his roles in the Nouvelle Vague films and his maturity in thriller and action, Belmondo set a precedent in the golden age of French cinema in the 1950s. Films like ‘At the end of the getaway’ or ‘Pierrot el loco ‘, by Jean-Luc Godard led him to success, which was accompanied by job offers in Hollywood. However, Jean Paul rejected some of the proposals in order to continue focusing and growing in European cinema, specifically in France. At this point, the actor transitioned to a more rebellious cinema, starring in gangster films like ‘Borsalino’, one of his greatest hits, or ‘Cop or Hood’, in which the public was introduced to a more rogue and seductive Belmondo. FRENCH STYLE ICON Not only iconic in the world of cinema, Belmondo also marked the French Style of the 70s, alongside characters such as Catherine Deneuve or Jane Birkin. In his films he wore outfits worth remembering, which are between minimalism and canallism of his roles as an actor. The berets, combined with ties, high-neck sweaters, oversized blazers to match pants and strictly white shirts, formalized his most recurring wardrobe. Hats were also some of his signature pieces. Dressed in movies like “Stavisky” or “At the End of the Getaway,” he incorporated any gangster, inspector, or lonely hero look. His tireless spirit on the big screen contrasted with the sobriety of his clothing will make him remembered for many generations to come.