Homage to the French Breton Striped Sailor Shirt
First worn by French sailors, the Breton style blue-and-white striped sailor shirt was introduced to the fashion world in 1917 by Coco Chanel and has been in style ever since -I've always had one in my wardrobe!
The look is linked to Brittany and the Atlantic coast in the western part of France, to idyllic summer vacations by the sea, and has become very trendy here in the United States since the release of the movie Coco Before Chanel (2009), starring Audrey Tautou wearing the French sailor shirt not only in the film, but also on the film poster.
Audrey Tautou in Before Chanel, Coco Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Brigitte Bardot, Breton Sailor Shirt, Marcia Cross, French Sailors 1900, Pablo Picasso, Jackie Onassis.
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