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The Lady Noire Affair, Lady Grey, Lady Blue, Lady Rouge, L.A DY Dior - since 2009, Marion Cotillard and the Lady Dior have shared top billing in five films shot by some of the biggest directors. Today, she is back, continuing her exploration of the world of Dior by visiting the ateliers and all the storied locations that comprise the House's singular history.
Yodelice (since 2010) Pseudonym: Simone Album: Cardioid Joined the 2010/11 Tour sporadically
Band around French song-writer Maxim Nucci who performs in English. The songs belong to folk, rock and pop music.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter Marion Cotillard will receive the Hollywood Actress Award for her performance in ‘Rust & Bone‘ during the 16th annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony on October 22 at the Beverly Hilton. Congratulations! This is the second time that she is named Actress of the Year by these awards. She has previously received it in 2007 for her performance in ‘La Vie en Rose‘.
Hollywood Film Festival founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu is quoted as saying:
“It is a privilege to honor her great talent, as well as her outstanding performance in Rust and Bone.”
This only gives proof that all the Oscarologists predicting an Oscar nomination for her might be on the right track (20 of 21 experts are currently predicting this). The Hollywood Film Awards are the first awards show of the 2012 Oscar season and interestingly, Hollywood Film Awards honorees went on to garner a total of 85 Oscar nominations and 32 Oscars in the past nine years.
There were many more articles/interviews posted from Toronto International Film Festival (and one belatedly from Telluride Film Festival) over the past few days. Videos are also slowly emerging. Apart from the ones added today there’s a sneak peak of what looks like a great & funny video with Marion Cotillard & Matthias Schoenaerts. Can’t wait for the full version!
After doing some press interviews earlier in the day, Marion Cotillard attended first the ‘Rust and Bone‘ dinner hosted by Moet & Chandon at Michael’s on Simcoe before heading to the actual premiere of the movie held at The Elgin yesterday. More about the dinner over at Toronto Star. And there’s a new poster for the movie – to be used for promotion in the UK.
[edit:] It seems that right now Marion Cotillard is on stage after today’s screening for a Q&A together with Jacques Audiard & Matthias Schoenaerts. And Movieline has posted a spot-on review, they found words to express what I was feeling after seeing it.
Marion Cotillard is on the cover of the Fall issue of TIME Style & Design looking strikingly elegant. Order it here. There’s also a really interesting story behind the photo shoot:
To prepare for his cover sitting with Marion Cotillard for TIME Style&Design’s fall issue, photographer Peter Hapak hit the archives, collecting pictures of Paris and Parisian fashion during the 1930s, including the work of famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. Studying images of women in restaurants, chatting with friends or simply roaming the streets of the city, Hapak easily understood why Paris has long been considered a fashion capital of the world. “All of the women looked like they had walked out of a fashion magazine,” he says. “Fashion is such a big part of the culture there, and you can even feel that history when walking through the city today.”
On set in Paris this August, Hapak tried to evoke this era, capturing Cotillard in designs by French fashion houses Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, along with other designers like Andrew Gn and Dries Van Noten. “She’s the representation of the French woman for me—elegant, but not too stylized,” says Hapak of Cotillard, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2007 for her portrayal of French singer Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. “With the cover look, it felt like she was pulling a dress out of her own closet. It went so well with her style, and she felt really confident in it, that you would have never known she was dressing up for a shoot.”
After launching their online magazine earlier this year, Dior are now launching a print magazine – and Marion Cotillard is on the cover of its first issue. WWD reports it but since I can’t access it here a few quotes courtesy of Fashion Copious:
- Available September 10th.
- The 110 page debut issue was designed by Fabien Baron.
- Marion Cotillard is “wearing the house’s original Bar jacket and flaring skirt from 1947″
Dior chief executive officer Sidney Toledano said such communication efforts nourish the brand, feed its narrative and help articulate “the values of Dior, which are different from our competitors.…It’s important today to differentiate ourselves.”
“It’s another way to communicate luxury,” said Toledano, flipping through the heavy, velvety pages and stressing, “This is not a catalogue. It’s fresh and modern. It’s how we see ourselves; our own maison. I think it translates perfectly the mood of the company right now.”
Vogue Germany reports that it will be published twice a year (September and March) in 9 different languages (among them English, French, Chinese and German).
We’re being hit with loads of news. The 56th BFI London Film Festival (October 10-21) unveiled their line-up earlier today – and guess what, ‘Rust & Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) is on it. Not only that, it is also competing in the category Official Competition. There are 12 films in each of the 3 competitive categories. There are 2 screenings:
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Sunday, October 14, 2012 12:30 PM
The festival’s comment to the plot synopsis of the “unpitchable” film is:
That such potentially lurid material is explored with subtlety and emotional complexity is tribute not only to Audiard, but to his extraordinary leads. Marion Cotillard is mesmerising in arguably her most challenging role yet, while up-and-comer Schoenaerts impresses mightily as an apparent lunk suddenly forced to look for his hidden resources. Rust and Bone is as punchy and abrasive as its title suggests – but intensely moving and surprisingly poetic too.
Additionally, Variety reports that Marion herself will be participating in a Screen Talk during the festival.
The first episode of the new Lady Dior Documentary is online! See Marion Cotillard overseeing the designing, cutting, fitting and sewing for dresses to be worn by her at Dior’s haute couture workshops. Enjoy!
Visit LadyDior.com to see 3 bonus videos showing work being done close-up & the view from the workshop.