Pictures from Silent Gathering
Finally, pictures from Tuesday’s silent gathering in support of Aung San Suu Kyi have been added to the gallery. There are a few HQ pictures as well as many regular sized ones. Enjoy!
Listen to a short interview (in French) with Marion from the event on RTL.fr.
I’ve been supporting this woman for 14 years now. I was really touched when I discovered her life and what she had to go through. She’s a wonder to me, her purity, she’s someone who’s not afraid. She’s accepted to not being able to see her husband, her children, for the sake of her people. That’s something extraordinary! Information we have about her, her health condition, her…, are frightening. And if these military people, who are deaf and blind, people who are beyond sense and law… if there’s a moment to help reverse this, I believe in it. I believe that bringing as many people as possible in this country up to date on who this woman is and what is going on in that country is not in vain. It’s a start to get her out of prison.
Translation by myself. Please correct me if there are mistakes!!
027 Silent Gathering in support of Aung San Suu Kyi
Marion loves to bike in New York
“I love New York and I would love to have a place here one day,” said Dior face Cotillard, who flew into the city just for a day. “This is the place where I can really bike, because I actually enjoy walking in Paris. I love riding on the Hudson or downtown but I’ll make my way to Central Park eventually. And at first I was scared of all the traffic, but it was kind of easy and amazing.”
• source: Fashion Week Daily
In case you haven’t noticed yet, the gallery for the Bike in Style Challenge Ceremony has been filled with loads of HQ pictures over the last few days.
Harvey, Leonardo, Russell: all love Marion
I’ve added a new article from French website PurePeople to the press archive: Incroyable Marion Cotillard. Basically it’s an article with quotes from other people about Marion, how she’s got Hollywood at her feet. Here the translated quotes:
Harvey Weinstein (producer of Nine)
Marion is a great professional! She’s become my friend because I was captivated by her talent but also and above all by her dogged determination at work and her unconditional involvement in her films. (For the presentation of Nine at Cannes,) I had chosen Penélope Cruz to be present for the screening of some scenes of the film to journalists, but she had to cancel at the last minute because she had food poisoning. Without hesitation, Marion made herself available to replace her. That’s Marion!
She has several strings to her bow. She’s become as powerful as any other Hollywood actress.
Leonardo DiCaprio (costar in the upcoming Inception)
Marion is one of the most talented actresses of our generation in my opinion. She radiates such strength and such energy in everything she does that one can have nothing but admiration for her.
Russell Crowe (costar in 2006′s A Good Year)
For A Good Year, it was like filming next to an angel each day.
Dior & Elle Magazine Party
On May 22 Dior and ELLE magazine hosted a dinner in honor of Marion Cotillard at the Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc. The hotel’s furnishings were all covered in red Chinese silk and Marion, who attended together with Guillaume Canet, matched the Asian flare of the event by wearing a crimson bustier dress. Here some of her quotes:
Cannes is every bit as glamorous as the Oscars
Being Lady Dior is fabulous. I meet beautiful people and go to amazing parties. But most of all I love John; he’s so unique and creative. I like people who take risks, and he’s the boldest designer of them all.
I get to wear amazing Dior dresses, but I don’t get to keep them,” she smiled. “They all go into this magical archive!
• La Vie en Cotillard, Fashion Week Daily, May 26
008 Dior & Elle Magazine Party
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
After having been spotted in Italy filming Nine earlier this month Marion Cotillard made her first official public appearance in 2009. As the new face of the Lady Dior campaign she attended the Christian Dior fashion show during the Paris Haute Couture Fashion week at the Musée Rodin in Paris (France) yesterday. She looked very elegant as you can see for yourself when you click the gallery link further down in this post.
Read a description of the show on Vogue.co.uk. And here some mentionings of Marion:
A-list celebrities sitting front row included actresses Michelle Yeoh and Misha Barton, Ivana Trump, burlesque artist Dita Von Teese, who said she “especially liked the first half of the show,” and French actress Marion Cotillard who called Galliano “a real artist.”
The actress Mischa Barton drooled over the dresses, while the French star Marion Cotillard said more cautiously, “Not all of them – but the white.” She was referring to the slender outfits that punctuated the full skirts that were very Dior from the 1950s.
038 Paris Fashion Week – Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer
More pictures by Peter Lindbergh
Once again, I bring you scans of magazine spreads featuring Marion Cotillard portraits taken by Peter Lindbergh. None are really new, but some pictures are shown in their entirety here or on one single page. This time around the Chopard promotion fashion features come from the following publications: Vogue (Japan) – July and Luna (Italy) – June.
And then there’s one new picture from the other Lindbergh photo shoot session – the one that appeared in the March issue of Italian Vogue. The new pic appeared in the May issue of Vogue France and came with a quote from the famous photographer:
“Quand j’ai vu “La Môme” en connnaissant personnellement Marion, j’étais sous le choc de sa transformation. Sur cette photo, on la voit telle qu’elle est, pas transformée, et je la trouve encore plus magnifique.”
When I watched “La Vie en Rose”, knowing Marion personally, I was shocked by her transformation. On this photograph you see her the way she is, not transformed, and I think she looks even more magnificent here.