The Fashion Fiend’s Illustrated Guide to French Film: La Baie des Anges

The 1963 movie La Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) from Jacques Demy, of Umbrellas of Cherbourg fame, is the woeful tale of a naïve young man who falls in love with Jackie, a woman with a serious roulette addiction and nothing left to lose.

Most of the movie takes place on the Côte d’Azur in the south of France, but the gorgeous wardrobe worn by Jeanne Moreau in the film is definitively Parisian.  From her chic, if slightly worn, little white skirt suit to this long black tie-back gown with feather wrap (purchased with their winnings), Jackie has managed to not quite gamble away the shirt on her back despite winning and losing millions of francs on a nightly basis.