Marion Cotillard graces the cover of the December issue of UK’s Harper’s Bazaar after she received the International Actor of the Year award from them during the Women of the Year 2012 Awards last night. Check out a preview & a behind the scenes video.
When Marion Cotillard arrived on Bazaar’s cover shoot in LA, it was clear she was approaching the project with as much professionalism as she would if arriving on a Hollywood film set.
The concept of the day? High glamour, couture, rich colour, diamonds, luxurious fabrics, and a powerful, graceful elegance befitting Bazaar’s Women of the Year December issue; the edition in which we celebrate those women (and men) who have touched our lives and made an impact on our world in 2012.
With slicked back hair and smoky eyes, Cotillard models bespoke gowns from Giambattista Valli to Dior. It took the French star just minutes after greeting the team on the day – photographer Ben Hassett, stylist Julia von Boehm and make-up artist Kara Yoshimoto Bua – to slip naturally into the role of fashion muse.
But, while the Academy Award winner undoubtedly has had plenty of experience to draw from for the part – Cotillard is ambassador to the fashion house Dior and was the first to wear Raf Simons’ debut couture collection on the red carpet – she is just as at home in ‘the unpretentious cream sloppy sweater (she doesn’t know or care who by) and brown fedora’ she meets us in when interviewed the day after the shoot in LA’s Chateau Marmot.
With Bazaar writer Lorien Haynes, Cotillard discusses the emotional intensity asked of her to play her latest part in the critically acclaimed Rust and Bone (and Oscar rumours are already swirling), and the challenges of balancing a career as an A-list actor with her latest role as mother to 18-month-old Marcel and her relationship with actor and director Guillame Canet, Marcel’s father, which brings Cotillard to tears.
001 Scans from 2012 > Harper’s Bazaar (UK) – December
003 Sessions from 2012 > Harper’s Bazaar UK
060 Behind the Scenes > 2012 – Harper’s Bazaar UK
001 Magazines, Photoshoots > Harper’s Bazaar
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.”
And here’s the interview:
• Marion Cotillard: La Vie en Rose
001 Portraits > Sessions from 2012 > TIME Style & Design
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).
001 Magazine Scans > Scans from 2012 > Dior Magazine (France) – No.1
Marion is on the cover of the following magazines:
Scans will be added to the site as the magazines become available.
Source: The Fashion Spot
Note: please credit the source if you repost the article as I spent a long time typing them all up by hand, thank you.
The goodies just keep coming. More pictures as well as a ton of behind the scenes photographs from the shoot previously used for L’Express Styles and Paris Match have surfaced as Marion Cotillard graces the cover of tomorrow’s French magazine Madame Figaro. As with the British Marie Claire there are 2 versions of the cover.
I myself have internet problems and will be away so I will not be able to post on here again before August. But Jess & Luise will keep you updated.
• Marion Cotillard, star made in France, Madame Figaro, July 6 (read with Google Translator)
002 Scans from 2012 > Madame Figaro (France) – July 6
003 Sessions from 2012 > L’Express Styles
019 Behind the Scenes > 2012 – L’Express Styles, Paris Match & Madame Figaro