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By Kasia Hastings, May 22, 2017

As film's most stylish talents flock to the south of France to serve up a fresh crop of photocall looks, red-carpet-worthy tailoring and high-class cinematic offerings at Cannes Film Festival, it seems only fair that we turn our attentions to the king of Riviera style, Ryan Gosling. Here’s how the Canadian cuts it on the continent.

Ryan Gosling

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Arrive in style

Spending their lives on location means most actors have airport style down to a fine art and Gosling’s travel steez is strictly first class. He knows that a jacket with strong retro detailing and some extra padding, like this burgundy bomber, is the perfect combination of cool and comfy and a surefire way of surviving the cabin pressure. Elsewhere, he goes for a ubiquitous celebrity cap and shades setup up top, a simple white tee underneath and classic black jeans and DM boots on the bottom. He adds a piece of luxury leather luggage for the perfect finish and he’s ready for another smooth landing. 

Ryan Gosling

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Keep your cool

If a few rookie years of sweating it out all day in occasionwear taught Gosling anything, it’s that a suit isn’t always necessary. Here we have our leading man showing you how to nail smart/casual without breaking a sweat while out canvassing for Lost River. Gosling's directorial debut may not have gone down particularly well with critics, but you can’t knock his sartorial work. A light, blue and white striped Oxford short — worn unbuttoned, with the sleeves rolled up — is a solid summer choice that ensures his outfit lands on the right side of relaxed.
Ryan Gosling

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Live in your art

Gosling is an actor who likes to really get behind his roles, including sleazy '70s sleuth Holland March. While he may have left his comedy 'tache and sketchy looks on the set of detective flick The Nice Guys, he’s hung on to Holland’s retro printed shirts, long chains and shiny shoes. The actor’s subtle homage to the film’s '70s setting is smart sartorial move that shows he means business.
Ryan Gosling

Picture: Rex

Play to your audience

When on the Riviera, as the saying goes… or something of that sentiment. French style doesn’t stop at berets and Bretons, and here we have Gosling playing to a home crowd in his own riff on the Mediterranean coast’s chic aesthetic. He demonstrates some solid continental coordination, balancing a blue silk pajama-style shirt with a pair of smart cream pants. He works in a pair of monochrome smart shoes for added flair and he’s ready to unleash the cinematic fire that is Drive on France's foremost film festival.
Ryan Gosling

Picture: Rex

Nail a winning look

It’s all well and good looking the part, but if you do actually make it onto the winner's podium (or photocall) it’s important to do it in style. Here we have Gosling demonstrating exactly how to do just that while celebrating an early victory for Drive with director Nicolas Winding Refn. Hand on hip, shirt undone and bow-tie askew, he oozes a cool confidence that says, "This tux is classy enough to accommodate a more relaxed, just-won-the-approval-of-all-my-peers styling approach."