How to Dress Like Alain Delon in Is Paris Burning?

Guest blogger Roxana Altamirano, the genius behind, shows you how to get the actor's look.

In the late 1950s, Delon quickly rose to fame to become one of the greatest stars in French cinema. Comparisons to James Dean were inevitable, thanks to Delon's chiseled features and impeccably cool style. On and off the screen, he mastered the tailored-suit-and-shirt combo, but his real talent was for leisurewear. In the 1966 film Is Paris Burning?, Delon looked timelessly classy in a summer-casual tennis-inspired outfit.

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Cable-Knit Tennis Sweater available at Jos. A. Bank or Brooks Brothers


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Lacoste Polo in White


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Club Monaco Classic-Fit Chinos in White

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About the Author: Roxana Altamirano is the genius behind Nerd Boyfriend, the style blog that offers step-by-step instructions for re-creating ensembles worn by icons ranging from Michael Caine to Tom Hanks (see full list here).

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