Happy Bastille Day! In honor of France's most festive fête, we'd like to celebrate our strong-willed French friends in the only way we know how: by paying tribute to their style. Ooh la la!

We have no shortage of admiration for French women and their classic sense of dress, so we'll celebrate the holiday from the States by attempting to emulate Carla Bruni, Carine Roitfeld, Emmanuelle Alt, Brigitte Bardot and many other chic ladies. Be they editors-in-chief, models, chanteuses or designers, French women's fashion is worthy of fireworks.

Nobody does it quite like the French:

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  • Brigitte Bardot

  • Brigitte Bardot

  • Carla Bruni

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/22/carla-bruni-style_n_866841.html" target="_hplink">More on Carla here!</a>

  • Carla Bruni

  • Juliette Binoche

  • Audrey Tautou

  • Carine Roitfeld

  • Carine Roitfeld

  • Marion Cotillard

  • Marion Cotillard

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/14/marion-cotillards-gutsy-m_n_644804.html#s113837&title=July_13_2010" target="_hplink">More of Marion's style here!</a>

  • Marion Cotillard

  • Simone de Beauvoir

  • Anna Karina

    Honorarily.

  • Emmanuelle Alt

  • Emmanuelle Alt

    <a href="http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/07/emmanuelle-alt-5-facts-about-french-vogues-new-editor-in-chief/" target="_hplink">More on Emmanuelle here!</a>

  • Mélanie Laurent

  • Laetitia Casta

  • Vanessa Paradis

  • Vanessa Paradis

  • Marie Antoinette

  • Catherine Deneuve

    <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/03/04/catherine-deneuve-reluctant-style-icon/" target="_hplink">More on Catherine here!</a>

  • Catherine Deneuve

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg

  • Charlotte Gainsbourg

  • Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

  • Clémence Poésy

  • Clémence Poésy

  • Edith Piaf

  • Françoise Hardy

  • Inès de la Fressange

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/04/ines-de-la-fressange-fren_n_410754.html" target="_hplink">More of Inès' style here!</a>

  • Jacqueline de Ribes

  • Jane Birkin

    Honorarily, of course. <a href="http://www.stylelist.com/2011/06/27/boho-beach-babe/" target="_hplink">More of Jane's style here!</a>

  • Lou Doillon

  • Lou Doillon

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/02/lou-doillon-queen-of-devi_n_773644.html#s234042&title=January_2011" target="_hplink">More of Lou's style here!</a>

  • Designers Tips on French Style

    Sophie Donelson interviews Michael McKinnon, Robert Couturier, Joan and Jayne Michaels, Izak Zenou, Valerie Pasquiou, Laurent Fuchs and Carolyn Englefield at the Holiday House, which benefits Susan G. Komen for the cure.

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