9 posts tagged "Catherine Deneuve"
LVMH is helping to bring a hint of vintage French flare to the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 15. WWD reports today that the luxury conglomerate is helping to fund the digital restoration of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a 1964 Jacques Demy-directed musical film that starred Catherine Deneuve. The film will screen in the festival’s Cannes Classics component—and we expect to see more than a few Vuitton and Givenchy frocks in the arrivals snaps.
“My aesthetic is about motion that creates…attitude,” says handbag designer Renaud Pellegrino. Considering that his signature Sac Danseuse features multicolored satin panels and two pairs of golden ballet slippers that seemingly kick out of the base, we’d say that’s a pretty apt analysis. Pellegrino may not be a household name, but the Paris-based designer, who counts Catherine Deneuve, Paloma Picasso, and Lauren Bacall as fans of his hyper-luxurious handmade clutches, evening bags, and minaudières, has been catering to the haute set for decades. In fact, 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of his eponymous range. And it’s a particularly sweet birthday, too, since he recently opened a plush new boutique on rue Saint-Honoré after nearly shuttering for good in 2009 (long story, his former parent company got into a financial kerfuffle, but L’Atelier du Maroquinier scooped him up). “I do feel happy to see that shapes that I created 30 years ago are still relevant,” says the designer. “My warmest memories are precious moments shared with [pleased] customers—famous or not.”According to Pellegrino, who actually got his start designing handbags for Yves Saint Laurent in the mid-seventies, “lightness, functionality, and proportion” are the three most important qualities in a handbag. A more visible focus, however, is his vivid use of geometric blocks of color. For instance, his Fall ’13 palette ranges from fuchsia, moss, and lemon to burnt orange, lavender, and champagne. “I swim in [colors],” he tells Style.com. “For me, the most exciting thing in a collection is when I have to choose the colors and decide how to mix them—when all the colors are like explosions for your eyes.” His graphic wares, many of which were snapped on the street by Tommy Ton during the recent Paris shows, are of the timeless variety. With its clean lines, Pellegrino’s Fall ’13 satin box clutch—each side of which is shown in a different hue—feels like a modern burst of energy. However, his Sac Danseuse and equally classic Sac Cardinal—both of which have been reissued in celebration of the anniversary—feel fresher than ever.Renaud Pellegrino is located at 149, Rue Saint Honoré, 75001, Paris; +33-1-42-61-75-32.
Fashion’s New Macho Men, The Kills’ “Last Goodbye,” Catherine Deneuve To Be Honored At Lincoln Center, And More…
In case you thought otherwise, fashion blogging isn’t limited to women or gay men; “there are hyper-masculine dudes” who do it, too. The New York Times profiled five of these “macho fashion bloggers” who “look at men’s fashion the way other guys look at cars, gadgets, or even sports.” [NYT]
The Kills’ Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart celebrate a decade of musical partnership with a music video portrait directed by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton. “I wanted to make it completely different from anything we’d normally do,” explains Hince of the song “The Last Goodbye.” [Nowness]
Roksanda Ilincic’s Lego-inspired pre-fall collection inspired her to design similar pieces for her 18-month-old daughter, which resulted in a ten-piece children’s collection. The dresses and tops, ranging from $300 to $500, are her first outing in childrenswear. [WWD]
French actress Catherine Deneuve will be honored at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual Chaplin Award Gala on April 2. Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese, and Meryl Streep have all previously been honored at the gala. [The Hollywood Reporter]
As 80th birthday parties go, few we’ve heard of were better attended than the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso’s. Clever staging, involving displays of 50 movements used for the watch, a gallery of exceptional timepieces, and artisans demonstrating their craft, were all on view for guests, but they were slightly overshadowed however by the arrival of megawatt fans like Clive Owen, Adrien Brody, Catherine Deneuve, and brand ambassadress Diane Kruger.
For the fashion crowd, the evening offered a break from Couture preparations. What to expect from the haute week? The hints they provided point to a sassy revision of the classics. Maxime Simoens, for one, is tackling vampires—Nosferatu, to be precise. Alexis Mabille said he was polishing a sartorial take on beloved French verses and compiling a collection of ten L.B.D.s’ for Guerlain’s rollout of La Petite Robe Noire fragrance this fall.
Speaking of which, vintage guru Didier Ludot, the owner of a boutique specializing in the L.B.D., is putting the final touches on his traditional windows, which are unveiled at an event at the Palais Royal on Sunday. But this time it’s not exactly about a couturier; it’s about the first of the truly great French chefs, François Vatel, who served Louis XIV. Still, the Couture connection is there: For one thing, Christian Dior once penned a book called La Cuisine Cousu-Main (“Handsewn Cuisine”), inspired by his fascination with eighteenth-century gastronomy. “The gestures are the same, and the desire to astonish is the same,” explained Ludot. “Louis XIV consumed 8,000 calories a day, so there was a real mise-en-scène, with fireworks and sprays of water.” The display features five exceptional Dior dresses from Ludot’s collection alongside Ladurée pastries created especially in the spirit of each one—interestingly, not a single macaron among them.