Jean Seberg’s American bohemian character in Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless (1960) is the embodiment of a new generation of women that emerged in the Sixties: careless, daring and no longer prepared to follow social norms.







Seberg’s overall look and costumes underline the carefree lifestyle of her character Patricia, an American aspiring journalist living and stuying in Paris. Her short crop and casual outfits signify her refusal to follow common social conventions.

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