US Vogue has had a good year as far as its covers are concerned. Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga and Marion Cotillard are just some of the good cover stars its had this year and by the sounds of it, the magazine is set to end the year on a high.
Last week, Annie Leibovitz revealed that Rihanna and Anne Hathaway will respectively cover the magazine's November and December issue. Who will cover which issue isn't clear but the timing makes sense for both stars. RiRi has just dropped a new single, Diamonds, and will release her seventh album in November and Hathway's new film, Les Miserables (the one she cut her hair for), is out in December.
Jessica Biel at the L.A. premiere of 'Total Recall'
In a recent piece for the New York Times, Cathy Horyn spoke to Karl Lagerfeld about dressing celebrities in the couture collections. As you'll recall, he made the interesting point that couture 'is not a red-carpet opportunity' and in some cases results in 'clients cancel[ing] an order after seeing their dress on a celebrity.' So with that being said, it's interesting to watch which celebrities Dior have allowed to wear Raf Simons' couture debut on the red carpet.
The latest star to get the opportunity is Jessica Biel, who follows in the footsteps of Marion Cotillard and Rachel Weisz, and the choice is interesting. All three women are major A-listers, which was no doubt was a deliberate step by the brand to avoid the types of problem Lagerfeld noted in the article.
And it's exciting. After the whole John Galliano you were hard pressed to find an A-lister wearing the ready-to-wear collection let alone couture collection on the red carpet besides their spokeswomen like Charlize Theron and Mila Kunis, so it's good to see the brand dominate and absolutely nail it on the red carpet again. And something telling me that after seeing all three actresses wear pieces from the collection, those women with pockets deep enough to pay those heavy prices will be lining up to buy them.
At the London premiere of 'The Dark Knight Rises' last night, Marion Cotillard stepped out in Christian Dior couture, marking the first time that a look from the collection has been seen on the red carpet and she absolutely nailed it.
Over the past few months her outfits have been lukewarm and have failed to excite. As a brand ambassador for Dior, we all know that she'll wear the brand on the red carpet but unlike fellow spokesperson Charlize Theron, Cotillard's outfits tend to feel predictable and samey so it was good to see her shake things up lat night. The orange bustier and houndstooth pencil skirt with the gold waistband looks classic and perfectly epitomised the understated modern aesthetic that Raf Simons is bringing to the brand.
Sadly, though, now the cover has finally landed it looks like there was no reason to get excited after all. While a high res version of the cover hasn't been released yet, on first impressions the cover feels lifeless and completely unmemorable. Hopefully the full cover shoot will be better.
I would have very dumb answers because I didn't have anything to say. Not that I'm smarter with my answers now, but at least my vision of fashion has changed—it's actually an art, what designers do with the shape of the body.
When news broke recently that Marion Cotillard would cover US Vogue's August issue, I wasn't excited. While the Oscar-winning actress has had some strong red carpet moments over the years, her style tends to be a bit hit and miss and her magazine are often unmemorable. Her latest cover for Wall Street Journal, though, suggests that things are changing.
The actress, who is about to go on tour to promote her new movie 'The Dark Knight Rises, looks enchanting in the Josh Olins-lensed shoot in what is by far the strongest shoot we've ever seen her in. If this is anything to go by, her Vogue spread she be a good one too.
The rumours aren't far-fetched. Next month will see the French actress begin the promotional tour for the latest in the Batman series, 'The Dark Knight Rises', and also has a french film in the works that is set to hir screens in November so the timing makes sense.
Marion Cotillard's outfit at the Met Gala recently was a bit of disappointment, especially considering the strong looks that she's come out with in the past, but all is forgiven today after she made her debut at this year's Cannes Film Festival in this outfit.
The French actress chose a peach dress with chiffon detail and a gold metal belt from the Christian Dior S/S12 collection teamed with yellow heels from Versus to attend the photo call for her new movie 'De Rouille et D'os'. The outfit is the perfect nod to the femininity and pastel tones that dominated the spring collections.
While Mila Kunis may be the new girl on the Dior campaign rooster, stars like Marion Cotillard and Charlize Theron aren't going anywhere. Need proof? Take a look at Cotillard's latest campaign for Lady Dior handbags.
According to WWD the Peter Lindbergh-lensed campaign, which is set to hit magazines in May, was shot in the Communist Party Headquarters in Paris because the ceiling resembles the texture of their new handbag but that isn't the first time fashion folk have taken the building over. Prada have hosted a party at the venue in the past and Dries Van Noten and Thom Browne have both showed their collections there.