April 17 2014

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17 posts tagged "Charlotte Gainsbourg"

Gainsbourg’s Beginnings


The inner workings of an artist’s creative process are an endless source of intrigue. That’s why filmmaker Chiara Clemente launched a series of episodes last fall, entitled Beginnings, exploring early inspirations for iconic artists like Yoko Ono, Mario Sorrenti, and Carolina Herrera. Clemente, who notes that her love of art can be traced to her childhood tiptoeing around her father’s paintings, is back with the next installation of the Sundance Channel series, the first of which airs tonight. This time around, the subjects include shoemaker Christian Louboutin, perfume editor Frédéric Malle, photojournalist Benno Graziani, and actress-slash-singer Charlotte Gainsbourg. got the exclusive first glimpse at the Gainsbourg episode, in which she talks about her early interest in acting and singing, inspired largely by her parents, Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg. “The first attraction to becoming an actress wasn’t really acting. It was more to do with the film crew, the set, being a child in that atmosphere. It’s like the perfect holiday,” says Gainsbourg, who recently starred in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia. “Apparently, my mother says that she knew I wanted to become an actress.” Watch the film clip, below.

Beginnings airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET and on

Photo: Courtesy Photo

ADR’s Post-Fashion Plans, A Sneak Peek At Anya Hindmarch’s Collection, Samantha Cameron Catches A Few Runway Shows, And More…


Anna Dello Russo (wearing a black leather and gold Fausto Puglisi dress) was on hand today at the Victoria and Albert Museum for Gianluca Longo’s talk for Peroni Collaborazioni. After chatting about the power of the Internet and working with Franca Sozzani, she revealed she has plans to release a record “after fashion.” [Dazed Digital]

Accessories designer Anya Hindmarch, who is notorious for elaborate presentations, is hosting her first-ever show this afternoon. Before things kick off, Grazia got a sneak peek at what she has in store. [Grazia Daily]

Lars von Trier has enlisted musician-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg to do a third film (Nymphomaniac) with him. The movie “follows a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.” [Hint]

The U.K.’s first lady, Samantha Cameron, who serves as an ambassador for the British Fashion Council, has been popping up at various runway shows throughout London fashion week. She sat front-row at Burberry and Christopher Kane over the weekend and attended the first-ever McQ runway show. [Huff Po]

Photo: Robin Sinha / Dazed Digital

Jonathan Saunders Wins BFC/ Designer Fashion Fund, CDG Rolls Out Another Beatles Collection, Alberta Ferretti X Macy’s, And More…


Jonathan Saunders is this year’s winner of the prestigious BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund. Saunders will receive a cool £200,000 prize along with a personalized business mentoring program. Saunders beat out the likes of Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou, and Richard Nicoll for the award. [Vogue U.K.]

The sporadic but well-received Comme des Garçons by the Beatles collection will return for another installment later this month. On February 17, CDG stores and Dover Street Market will release the merchandise—a green apple-printed backpack and two tartan shirts. Prices range from $395 to $860. [Hint]

Actress and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg sat down with Nownesss to discuss her forthcoming album, Stage Whispers. Gainsbourg describes her creative process, growing up as the child of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, and being the muse of Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière. [Nowness]

Alberta Ferretti will be the next designer to create a collection for Macy’s contemporary Impulse department. Available April 17, the line is inspired by the Amalfi Coast and will consist of “light summer clothing that evokes the spirit of my beautiful country,” Ferretti tells WWD. The collection of about 30 pieces will range from $49 to $119. [WWD]

Photo: Alessandro Viero /

Je T’aime—Moi Encore


The eternal Serge Gainsbourg—the jug-eared Gallic crooner who has a good claim on being the twentieth century’s oddest heartthrob—rises again today, when a new biopic opens in New York. Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life is director Joann Sfar’s tribute to the late, great troubadour, who wrote frank songs of love and sex (“Soixante-Neuf, Année Erotique,” “Je T’Aime—Moi, Non Plus,” “Les Sucettes,” and more) and seduced (and duetted with) many of France’s most gorgeous women, including Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, and the namesake of the Hermès Birkin, Jane Birkin. These days, Gainsbourg is better remembered for his amours, his antics (see his notorious TV appearance from the eighties alongside a young Whitney Houston , which is not quite safe for work), and for his gorgeous, fashion-favorite daughter Charlotte than for his music, which is a shame. Style-worlders may make haste to the theater to see Gainsbourg (which won its star, Eric Elmosnino, a Best Actor trophy at the Tribeca Film Festival) to catch Laetitia Casta as Bardot, but top it off with a visit to the iTunes store for the man’s own work. My recommendation? Jane Birkin/Serge Gainsbourg, their duets album from (when else?) 1969.

Photo: Courtesy of One World Films

The New Pregnancy Trend: Sheer?


A new class of mothers-to-be are celebrating their pregnancies in style—and definitely not covering them up. January Jones and Charlotte Gainsbourg, both visibly expecting, have both stepped out in recent days in sheer black outfits: Jones (above right) in a more casual Alternative Apparel silk modal boyfriend tee and jeans while shopping in L.A., and Gainsbourg (above left) in a see-through black gown at the premiere of Melancholia in Cannes. But street-style blog watchers may remember that the trend isn’t, strictly speaking, new: Stylist Julia von Boehm (bottom) who wore a similar look way back in 2009.

Photos: Guillaume Baptiste / AFP/ Getty Images (Gainsbourg); Courtesy of Alternative Apparel (Jones); Tommy Ton (von Boehm)