Last month, Robb Report Singapore posted a short interview with Marion Cotillard on her recent collaboration with Chopard. Marion designed sustainable jewellery for the famous brand earlier this year. You can read the interview below and check the stunning high quality photos in the gallery.
DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE JEWELLERY WITH CHOPARD
Newly 40 (and just as fresh-faced as when her career began in 1993), the beautiful Marion Cotillard is a jack-of-all-trades, master of every one. She is an actor, singer-songwriter who plays four different instruments, a mother, environmentalist, activist and, most recently, jewellery designer. Cotillard has teamed with artistic director and co-president of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele, on a range of high-end sustainable jewellery — the aptly named Green Carpet Collection. In an exclusive interview, she sits down with us to share her views on fashion and design.
Did you ever imagine that you would become involved in designing jewellery? Was it one of your childhood daydreams? Not at all. When Caroline Scheufele suggested that I design a piece of jewellery, I thought it was an excellent way of supporting Chopard’s ethical commitment, but I would never have imagined that such a thing would happen! I don’t really do much design work. When I have done do in the past, it has always been in response to requests from humanitarian organisations for very specific projects.
Were you given carte blanche? No, there were definite specifications. I had to use small diamonds as well as opals that were sustainably mined from a family-owned mine in Australia. So I had access to traceable stones. I immediately thought of a piece of jewellery for the hand, a bracelet connected to a chain and a ring — I don’t really know why. When I saw the finished product it was exactly what I had in mind.
Have you had different style periods in your life? Yes. Like everyone, I tried different things when I was at school. I remember going to class one day wearing a shiny blue leotard and an orange cardigan with black spots. It was completely off the wall! And yet, I have never been eccentric. I couldn’t say with any degree of certainty if I have a particular style, except maybe the notion of a mixture of genres and a somewhat masculine edge with regard to my everyday wear.
Who are your favourite designers? I have always loved Vivienne Westwood, both for the impression she makes and her views. I adore Hussein Chalayan and Valentino — the things they make are magnificent. But I am not an expert when it comes to fashion; I don’t keep up with it and I never watch shows. And I have the great good fortune to work with Dior and Raf Simons.
If you had to name a female role model who you find beautiful, who would it be?
Julianne Moore. I think she has incredible class and humanity.
Marion Cotillard was Master of Ceremonies at the event “One Heart One Tree: Lighting of the Eiffel Tower”, that took place on November 29, the eve of the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21). Check out the photos in the gallery.
1 Heart 1 Tree is an interactive artwork that allows people around the world to plant virtual trees on the Eiffel Tower that grow at the rate of each individual’s heartbeat. For every digital tree planted, a real tree will be planted through reforestation programs all over the world.
This week saw the release of a stunning brand new Lady Dior campaign featuring Marion Cotillard. In this new shoot, featuring new bags from the Lady Dior collection, Marion was photographed by Mert & Marcus, who had previously shot her Vogue Paris cover shoot. You can see huge resemblances between the two shoots. Aside from the two ads that you can now check out in high quality in the gallery, there is a making of video that you can go ahead and watch right below and on our YouTube channel.
I have also replaced the Vogue Paris shoot portraits with untagged, higher quality versions.
On the 4th and 5th of March, and after two performances earlier in both Monaco and Toulouse, Marion took to the stage in Paris, to give life to Joan of Arc, in an oratorio she had performed twice before in 2005 and 2012, Jeanne d’Arc Au Bûcher by Honegger. The performance was slightly different than those of the previous years. The oratorio was staged like a play instead of having the actors speak their lines in front of the orchestra.
There were costumes, more actors than the previous ones and even the stake was present in this version. Directed by Côme de Bellescize, the oratorio counts with beautiful music and angelic voices from the choir as Marion delivers her lines. I was lucky enough to see it on the 4th of March and sit insanely close to the stage and I can tell you it was beyond stunning. Marion delivered a beautiful performance, as did everyone else involved, the entire thing gave me chills. Bravo to all involved!
The oratorio goes to New York in June and Marion will be performing it four nights in a row. If you can, don’t miss it. It’s truly a brilliant experience.
I have added photos of the performance to the gallery and found an interview Marion Cotillard gave while performing in Toulouse in February. Be sure to check it out.
Back in May we had announced that Joe Mount, from Metronomy, had been recording with Marion Cotillard, though nobody knew exactly what and in what format and when we’d get to listen! Today we got their first recording together and you can listen to it here now! Love Marion’s eerie voice in this. Enjoy!
Rock n' Roll Marion Cotillard15 February 2017
Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and he can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his wife, Marion Cotillard.