Christian Dior & Chinese Artists
I’m actually quite late with posting this but Marion Cotillard attended an event in Beijing, China, on November 15 and I added 5 HQ pictures to the gallery:
The Dashanzi Art District in Beijing became a mecca for star-chasers on Saturday, when a dozen or more domestic and international celebrities attended the opening of an art exhibition.
“Christian Dior & Chinese Artists,” an exhibition by the French fashion house Dior, attracted international film icons, including Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, French actress Marion Cotillard and Chinese celebrities Maggie Cheung, Lin Chi-Ling and Li Bingbing.
On display are Dior’s designs, including works by Christian Dior himself and the label’s current chief designer John Galliano, as well as works of 22 Chinese contemporary artists that were inspired by Dior’s designs.
The exhibition at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in the Dashanzi Art District runs until January 15.
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First peek at Lady Dior campaign
Via WWD.com comes the first image of Marion Cotillard in the recently announced Lady Dior bag campaign. I really like it:
Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of French songbird Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose,” was taken high above Paris for her latest role: as the face of a “cinematic” new campaign for the Lady Dior handbag. Perched on top of the Eiffel Tower, its intricate metalwork echoing the canework pattern on the iconic tote, Cotillard posed for photographer Peter Lindbergh wearing an enigmatic expression — and a sexy black number by John Galliano from the spring collection. The spots are slated to break at month’s end in France and the U.K. and are the first in a four-part series, with Paris being only the first city and chapter. Further details about her next adventure, and what precious cargo she’s carrying, are to be revealed on a forthcoming Web site: LadyDior.com, which is set to go live in mid-November. The campaign will run twice a year.
Marion on the cover of Neoplanète
Thanks melaniefan for letting me know about Marion Cotillard being on the cover of free French magazine Neoplanète. None of the pictures are new but the article is really interesting, it’s a new interview about Marion’s take on ecology. I’ve added the relevant pages to the gallery.
005 NeoPlanète (France) – September/October
Alexandre de Betak Birthday
First of all many many thanks for all your positive and encouraging comments on the new layout. It means the world to me!
Then I’ve added a picture of Marion Cotillard who attended a birthday party for Alexandre de Betak last Sunday at the end of the Paris Fashion Week. A lot of travelling back and forth from the English Isle and the continent, I dare say.
Paris’ king of runway productions, Alexandre de Betak, said he was “so lucky” to have “Happy Birthday” sung to him by none other than Kylie Minogue at his party Sunday at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week.
“Kylie’s sexy ‘Happy Birthday’ gave me the kick of energy for the next 10 years,” said de Betak. “I was speechless.”
Guests included Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Audrey Marnay and Joana Preiss.
London dinner for “Nine” ladies
Ms. Cotillard is back in London. London’s Cipriani restaurant hosted a dinner for the upcoming movie musical Nine cast members last night. Harvey Weinstein the producer gathered together Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard and Fergie for dinner. They will start to shoot in a few days time.
See pictures at LaneyGossip.
[edit:] Added the pictures to our gallery here.
A night out for the “Nine” ladies
Again from the Daily Mail (via heads-up from celebrity blog Perez Richie). The leading ladies of the upcoming musical “Nine” who are currently undergoing rehearsals in London went to Madonna’s concert at Wembley Stadium last night. None of the pictures from the VIP section show Marion Cotillard in focus, and the article makes no mention of her – but she clearly was there. Her costars Kate Hudson, Fergie, Penelope Cruz, as well as media darling Gwyneth Paltrow all got mentioned. Life is unfair!
[edit:] I couldn’t resist adding some pics to the gallery.