From runway to red carpet in two days, Dior face Marion Cotillard sported a colourblocked dress from the house’s resort 2014 collection (that had been presented on Saturday in Monaco) during the premiere of Blood Ties in Cannes yesterday.
The French actress Léa Seydoux attended the screening of the new film Jimmy P in Cannes last weekend, wearing a custom made Louis Vuitton gown in a pastel blue hue with a progressively sequinned bottom. Vogue followed her and her stylist Camille, who also happens to be her sister, on a fitting for a closer look of process of the dress making.
Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton and Getty Images.
The Cannes Film Festival is currently running, yesterday screening the new Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring. On the same day, a very unfortunate robbery of Chopard jewellery reportedly worth over €1 million took place at the Novotel hotel yesterday. The Swiss brand Chopard is the main sponsor of the film festival and were supposed to provide jewellery to celebrities to be worn on the red carpet, already featured on the likes of Cara Delevigne and Lana Del Rey among others. According to an official statement from Chopard, the value of the jewellery is much less that reported, and is not included in the collection worn by celebrities.
Yesterday Wednesday, the people of the film industry headed to the French Riviera to celebrate the opening day of the 66th edition of Cannes Film Festival, which besides premieres of new and anticipated films, will mean meticulous scrutiny of what the celebrities will wear on the red carpet. The festival opened with a bang (and lots of rain) starting with the probably most buzzed about film of the year The Great Gatsby and the attention was obviously directed towards the big stars of the film, Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio. The lead actress was seen during the photo call of the day wearing a black pantsuit from Alexander Wang’s first collection for Balenciaga, whereas she for the film premiere during the evening had dressed up in Dior. The lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio however went for Saint Laurent during the day to really channel the 20′s in a black tie suit when attending the premiere.
The unaffirmed reasons why John Galliano all of a sudden refused to teach a class at Parsons, may be explained by the recent news that he agreed on being pictured in the Vanity Fair profile of the upcoming July issue (which may entail a one or two agreements). Since the feature is accordingly directed by Ingrid Sischy who is coeditor of Italian, German and Spanish Vanity Fairs, the interview is probably aimed to have a pretty broad reach. Not surprisingly really, as the article marks Galliano’s first real talk out after ruining his reputation when he got kicked out from the Dior house two years ago after making drunken anti-Semitic notions.
However extensive or personal this interview is going to turn out, it may be John Galliano’s best card back to the fashion industry and to everybody’s hearts.