22 posts tagged "Natalie Portman"
Over the weekend, the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, and Miranda Kerr turned out to Stella McCartney’s L.A. store for the debut of Sir Paul McCartney‘s new self-directed video, My Valentine. The black-and-white film, with cinematography by Oscar winner Wally Pfister, stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman (who also made an appearance in McCartney’s video for the song “Dance Tonight” in 2007). There are three very similar versions of the video, one with just Portman, one with just Depp, and one (below) with both of them. Here, watch My Valentine.
Jean Paul Gaultier Signs On With Diet Coke, Natalie Portman’s Vintage Dior Dress Sells For $50,000, And More…
Jean Paul Gaultier has found a new gig as the creative director of Diet Coke. The designer will re-create the soft drink’s can and bottle designs, as well as star (as a detective, a therapist, and a journalist) in three short promotional films. [Vogue U.K.]
Kabuki theater is the subject of the latest exhibition at the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation in Paris. The exhibition, which runs until July 15, includes ornate costumes and accessories, show programs, and films. [WWD]
Natalie Portman’s vintage Christian Dior dress recently sold for a reported $50,000. After appearing on the Oscars’ carpet last month, the 1954 gown was bought by a private couture collector in London. [Grazia Daily]
Miuccia Prada found her way back onto Forbes‘ annual billionaires list with a net worth of $6.8 billion. The designer is also ranked as Forbes‘ 79th most powerful woman, while her husband and Prada chief executive office Patrizio Bertelli came in at number 296 on the billionaires list. [Forbes]
Christopher Bailey was recently named chair of Fashion Fringe, a British competition that looks for emerging design talent. Bailey’s duties will include selecting finalists and providing mentorship. “I am very proud to be partnering with them to unearth the next generation of exciting designers,” Bailey tells WWD. [WWD]
Christian Dior has enlisted its second Black Swan star, Mila Kunis, to be a face for the brand. Kunis, who calls herself a “jeans and T-shirt” type of girl, joins the ranks of Dior ambassadors like Swan co-star Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron, and Sharon Stone. The actress is the new face of the Mikael Jansson-shot Miss Dior handbag campaign, set to debut this month in international issues of Elle, Vogue, and Madame Figaro.
“Mila Kunis is a very talented young actress; she embodies the true modern woman. Her performance in Black Swan was remarkable. She is very gifted,” Dior deputy general manager Delphine Arnault tells WWD. “We are looking forward to a long relationship with her.”
Of her new role with Dior, Kunis, who just finished filming Oz: The Great and The Powerful with James Franco, admits, “I’m honestly just learning about fashion.” Lucky for her, Dior is not a bad place to start a fashion education.
This morning, the nominees for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, marking the beginning of the 2012 Oscar race (and, more importantly, the red-carpet best-dressed competition). This year’s SAG Awards was ripe with newcomers and bright prints (cue: Hailee Steinfeld in the striped Prada dress that proved to be a game-changer for the teen star) and the awards show pros like Nicole Kidman, January Jones, and a pregnant Natalie Portman (who, of course, went on to win the Oscar for her Black Swan performance). What’s to come next year? We don’t have the answer just yet, but here are some pretty good hints (below). Topping the list is The Help, which leads with four nominations, and The Artist, with two nominations.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Midnight in Paris
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“When I first joined New York City Ballet, Peter Martins told me, ‘I let you into this company, but it’s all up to you now,” dancer-turned-jewelry-designer Jamie Wolf tells Style.com. “I will never forget that, and now I apply that to my line as well. When I first got my collection into Barneys, I knew I couldn’t just sit down and let that be enough.”
After ten years in the NYCB, the former dancer was able to translate the same drive, discipline, and elegance she gained from her ballet training into a new career as a jewelry designer. Wolf’s work and life, however, remains strongly intertwined with the dance world. (One of her biggest assignments to date was designing Natalie Portman’s engagement ring for her friend and former colleague, Benjamin Millepied, both of whom she appeared with in Black Swan). Today she debuts a new Signature Collection under her namesake label (celebrating its tenth anniversary this year), inspired by her tenure with the ballet company. “They are the pieces that were designed during the time I was still dancing for NYCB,” Wolf explains of the collection, which she launched in 2002 before leaving the ballet company in 2005, made up predominantly of earrings (one of her specialties). “Creating something beautiful, either with movement or with design, it’s the same.”
Meanwhile, Wolf is hard at work finishing the jewelry she has designed for NYCB’s Spring Gala show, the George Balanchine classic Symphony in C. Of her first role as a jewelry costumer for the newly modernized ballet, Wolf says, “It feels totally natural, because I did all four movements in Symphony in C over the ten years I danced there.” She adds, “I understand what it’s like to wear a headpiece or earrings, and I know that the weight and scale of the pieces is very important here.”
The Jamie Wolf Signature Collection, which retails for $550 to $29,000, is available today at JamieWolf.com.