Turtleneck, color grey, loose fit shirts, and very restrained smile. These words could all describe s French actor and director Louis Garrel.
Louis Garrel is the son of French director Philippe Garrel and he has been acting in his father's film since 6 year old. In 2003, the Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's put him in Innocents - The Dreamers, a decadent and sensual film, making him famous. Since then, he has made name for himself both on screen and off screen, including the love affair with Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, sister of ex French first lady, Carla Bruni.
Louis Garrel is an audacious man, not only because he dared to feel in love with a woman almost 20 year older than him, or had the courage to walk behind the camera, becoming a director. He is brave to always be himself.
His style can be described in one phrase: quintessential Paris intellectual. He likes sombre colours, mostly black, some times navy blue, or dark grey, never with embellishments; and black turtleneck and white shirt and occasional scarves in solid colours, his wardrobe is simple and classic. He also likes to wear dark on dark: black on black or navy on navy. Occasionally, though, he looks a bit more like a monk of Franciscan order when he goes too far, especially when his black shirt is all buttoned up.