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#TheList: On the French Riviera

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Not merely just another playground of the rich and famous—the French Riviera is the playground, and it has an unwritten uniform that falls somewhere between nautical and Parisian chic. See its style moments through the decades, from bikini tops to breton stripes plus one very cool captain’s hat.

#1. The Minimal Bikinis

Sunbathers at Eden Rock 

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Sunbathers at Eden Roc, 1969

#2. The Off the Shoulder Dress

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Kate Moss, 2009

#3. The Little White Dress

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Natalie Wood, 1968

#4. The Basket Bag

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Vanessa Paradis and Diane Kruger, 2009

#5. The Cropped Pant

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Grace Kelly, 1955

#6. The Flares

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Jane Birkin, 1969

#7. The Straw Hats

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Slim Aarons, “Sundowners,” 1958

#8. The Chiffon Dress

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Elisa Sednaoui, 2010

#9. The Striped Towel

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Audrey Hepburn, 1967

#10. The Stripes

Photography: ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI

Photography: ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI

Angela Lindvall in BAZAAR, December 2009

#11. The Sailor Dress

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Sophia Loren, 1954

#12. The Sarong

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Brigitte Bardot, 1968

#13. The Overalls

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Cara Delevingne, 2014

#14. The Maillot

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Princess Caroline of Monaco, 1988

#15. The Captain’s Hat

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Girl on the Beach, 1983

#16. The Shades

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Jackie Onassis, 1974

#17. The Chambray Top

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Jane Fonda, 1963

#18. The Lace Gown

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Marion Cotillard, 2014