Lady Grey London – The Finale, the new 7:56-minute Lady Dior short movie directed by John Cameron Mitchell and starring Sir Ian McKellen and Russell Tovey next to Marion Cotillard will go live on LadyDior.com on December 8. It was filmed at various locations in London including Brixton Academy and The Rivington Club and features the 1973 hit single ‘Rock On’ by David Essex. Why London? Says John Galliano: “London is where I began.”
Last Thursday there was a Dior Store opening party in London with a private dinner hosted by Stella Tennant at the Claridge’s Hotel afterwards. There are no pictures of Marion Cotillard but she may have attended the event. The new Dior short movie was then premiered at the Institute of Contemporary Arts the following morning after a breakfast of coffee and croissants (source). Chiara from The Blonde Salad attended all the Dior events and posted pictures (last one) and a video (after 8 minutes) from this event – where you can spot Marion at the screening.
Marion Cotillard, making what I believe is known in the trade as ‘a cameo appearance’, at the conclusion of the screening, in a classic grey and white Prince of Wales check Dior suit, by the British designer, John Galliano
• Source: The Telegraph
Post-screening, Marion Cotillard was a picture of poise and elegance as she humbly admitted of not knowing much about fashion. She said that working with Galliano and Mitchell wasn’t about just fashion, but the transcendence of their creations into an altogether bigger realm of art, and that is what attracted her to the house of Dior in the first place.
• Source: Mid-Day.com
“In this movie, there is something that is different than the others, there’s a very strong, young, childlike part of Lady Grey — the way she plays, the way she’s very genuine, the way she does things and she doesn’t really know all the effects she has on people,” said Cotillard after the screening at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts.
“Back two years ago when I was watching the fashion shows and people would ask me things about fashion, I would totally freak out, because I didn’t know how to talk about it,” she said. “But meeting John Galliano…has made my mind open to this world and I now really see it like really true art that makes women beautiful.”
• Source: WWD.com
What is it all about? Basically, it’s a tale of a showgirl, sparkle, and the secret stored inside her purse. Read more after the cut if you can’t wait until next week…
Marion Cotillard already mentioned Pierre Rabhi in her interview about ecology with Elle last year – last Tuesday, she now attended a press conference in Paris where the Fondation Pierre Rabhi was presented. There was already a tweet about it but it wasn’t until today when L’Express published a picture and an interview with Pierre Rabhi that we know more about it. Listen to the full press conference here.
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The Fondation Pierre Rabhi was created this year to support Acro-Ecology projects for sustainable food self-sufficiency worldwide and to get involved in safety, food safety and autonomy of people. There are 7 members Jean-Paul Capitani, Maurice Freund, Charles Kobloukoff, François Lemarchand, la Princesse de Polignac, Jacques Rocher and Michel Valentin. Farmer, philosopher and writer Pierre Rabhi is its honorary president. The foundation coordinates, among other things, a group of agro-ecologists without borders who then mobilize people with specific skills for the projects around the world, including Burkina Faso, Morocco, Mali and Europe.
002 Events in 2010 > Presentation of “Fondation Pierre Rabhi”
Earlier today, Canadian musician Hawksley Workman tweeted:
have had a few great music days lately. in the studio with kathleen edwards and @bon_iver drumming for kathleen’s new record (i’m a big fan) and finished up a song for short film by john cameron mitchell featuring sir ian mckellen, and marion cotillard…
• source: Twitter.com
I’m getting really impatient to see the new Lady Dior short movie! In the meantime watch Hawksley Workman’s 2004 music video No Reason To Cry Out Your Eyes with Marion or listen to the 2008 Marion & Hawksley collaboration The Strong Ones.
I’m very sorry for the delay but I finally have an update about Les enfants de la télé for you. Marion Cotillard & Guillaume Canet together with the majority of the ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ cast appeared on the French TV show where they show old, rare and funny clips of the guests on September 25, 2010. A HUGE thank you to Melfan for her tremendous help with this – without her this post wouldn’t have been possible!
They showed the following Marion-related clips: 2008 Award montage, 16 year old Marion in a campaign against drinking (Tu t’es vu quand t’as bu), 7 and 8 year old Marion in TV movies by Claude Cailloux (La monde des tout petits & Lucie), Dance routine ‘Take it All’ in Nine, Forehead Tittaes and 18 year old Marion in TV series Extrême Limite.
818 TV Shows > Enfants de la Télé – 2010
005 TV Shows > Les Enfants de la télé
001 Other > Tu t’es vu quand t’as bu (1991)
002 Movie & TV Clips > La monde des tout petits (1982) & Lucie (1983)
It’s been one of the last questions before the actual release of the new Dior short movie. Who’s directing it? It’s John Cameron Mitchell – currently getting rave reviews for ‘Rabbit Hole‘ with Nicole Kidman, but more importantly he’s behind ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘:
He has also directed a video campaign for fashion house Dior, after being sought out by Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, a fan of Hedwig. Sir Ian McKellen also stars as a wheel-bound suitor to Cotillard, whom Mitchell compares to “a cross between a burlesque dancer, Mary Poppins, and Jesus.”
• Source: Out Magazine
Watch Marion talk about her love of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in this ‘Nine‘ promotional interview by Broadway.tv. Interesting bit of trivia: Marion Cotillard expressed interest in actually starring in Hedwig back in 2007 (source).