Ellen Von Unwerth Goes Au Cinéma-------
The Cannes Film Festival doesn’t start until next Wednesday, but Ellen von Unwerth opened the season unofficially last night with the inauguration of her Cinéma exhibition at Le Bon Marché in Paris. On display were pictures of almost every red-carpet fixture of the last 15 years, from Catherine Deneuve to Nicole Kidman, Eva Green to Marion Cotillard—and the most recent entry, a shot of Juliette Binoche (a member of this year’s jury) kitted out as a flight attendant, which was taken only last week. Whirlwind preparations came together in under two months, said von Unwerth, who wore her “one and only” Alexander McQueen dress and a leather jacket for the occasion. Actress Ludivine Sagnier and photographer Dominique Issermann swung by to toast the hostess, who has a second project to celebrate this week: her book of photographs of the German football team, called Die Spieler (The Players), is being published today by Bertelsmann. How’d the stars of the field measure up to the usual suspects in front of the lens? “It was a lot of fun; they knew exactly how to behave,” von Unwerth laughed. “They were better than models.”
Le Cinéma d’Ellen von Unwerth runs until June 19 at Le Bon Marché, Paris, www.lebonmarche.com.