10 posts tagged "Lea Seydoux"
Cannes’ red carpet has yet to disappoint. From Lea Seydoux’s jeweled Prada gown to Riley Keough’s refreshing Valentino ensemble, this year’s sartorial oeuvre has been equal parts timeless French glamour and 21st-century chic. One trend that’s caught our eye is feathers. It may not even be fair to refer to it as a “trend,” seeing as feathers are among the most traditional of embellishments (see 18th-century feather boas and twenties-era flapper dresses), but today’s iterations have a thoroughly modern spin. Laetitia Casta’s feminine number stood out at the opening ceremony. In a sea of silk and satin, the fluffy white plumes felt classic yet a bit unexpected, given fashion’s love affair with minimalism. Carole Bouquet donned a slinky feathered Chanel dress, and later in the week, Freida Pinto, Heike Makatsch, and Julianne Moore joined in on the fun.
Perhaps we have Chanel’s Spring ’14 Couture show to thank for the recent feather revival—after all, Bouquet and Moore’s gowns were both plucked from the collection (although the stars nixed the spiky hairdos). Pinto’s full-skirted Michael Kors creation had a slightly beachy vibe, and Makatsch’s off-the-shoulder frock looked especially of-the-moment. With a whole five days of Cannes’ red carpets left, we’re interested to see who else joins the flock.
Rag & Bone is growing fond of the silver screen. Last season, the brand’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright tapped emerging stars Léa Seydoux and Michael Pitt to feature in their gritty Glen Luchford-lensed campaign. For Spring ’14, they’ve followed up with Emile Hirsch (of Lone Survivor) and Stacy Martin, who got her big break in Lars von Trier’s controversial 2013 flick, Nymphomaniac. “We like the fact that Stacy’s still a little anonymous, which makes things less predictable,” Neville told Style.com. ” She’s definitely on the rise and we’re excited to see her career unfold. She also happens to look really cool in Rag & Bone,” he added. Two of the black-and-white ads, which, once again shot by Luchford, are set in downtown L.A., debut exclusively here, as does Rag & Bone’s moody womenswear film. In this role, however, Martin gets to keep her clothes on.
Last night at Prada’s Soho store, for an all-too-brief eight minutes, industry insiders sipped cucumber gimlets and disappeared into the wondrous world of Wes Anderson’s latest vision. The downtown fete celebrated the premiere of Anderson’s short film, Castello Cavalcanti, a playful, darkly saturated jaunt that casts Jason Schwartzman as a fifties Prada-outfitted race car driver. Italian actress and director Giada Colagrande stars alongside Schwartzman in the flick, which originally debuted at the Rome Film Festival in November.
“Wes is a very precise, clear-minded director—you can tell from his movies!” commented Colgrande from the stairs of Prada’s rather impressive in-store screening room. “So it was great fun. He tells you exactly what to do, how to do it, and I found myself copying him exactly.”
It seems that copying Anderson (who, it should be noted, collaborated with Prada and Roman Coppola earlier this year on a short for the brand’s Candy L’Eau perfume, which starred Léa Seydoux) served the cast well. The audience consensus was that the oh-so-short film was just that—quite quick and a tease for more, not to mention an enticing complement to Miuccia’s jewel-toned, street art-heavy Spring ’14 collection, whose arrival we look forward to just as much as Anderson’s next project, the forthcoming full-length The Grand Budapest Hotel. “Prada and Miu Miu really marry [their] ideas with those of the author—or in this case, the director,” concluded Colagrande. “I think that’s why they make such wonderful projects all the time.”
The trailer for the upcoming Pierre Bergé-approved Yves Saint Laurent biopic, starring Pierre Niney as the designer, has hit YouTube (below). Because the flick—aptly titled Yves Saint Laurent and hitting theaters next year—had Bergé’s blessing, its creators had full access to the house’s enviable archives, and they swathed the cast in vintage looks. However, another non-Bergé-approved film, dubbed Saint Laurent, will be released at the same time. And while it may not have an archive worth of YSL, it does have model (slash actress) of the moment Léa Seydoux playing Loulou de la Falaise. Which secret weapon will prove most riveting? Only time (and audiences) will tell.
Blue Is the Warmest Color heated up Cannes, just arrived in U.S. theaters, and now has the Miu Miu seal of approval. Miuccia Prada tapped the film’s Palme d’Or-winning stars, Léa Seydoux (who has been the face of Prada in the past) and Adèle Exarchopoulos, for Miu Miu’s Resort campaign, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. A word to the wise for the prurient: The film is NC-17; the campaign, PG.