In the Mario Sorrenti-shot ad, the actress appears stripped down on a sofa sporting nothing but a pink throw to cover her modesty but as you would expect from Portman, the nudity isn't completely frivolous. The campaign is for the brand's new Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing makeup collection, hence why the nudity makes sense.
The line features eight new shades, including a new special tone, Grège #169, the proceeds of which will go directly to Portman's charity of choice, the Free the Children Association. 'I chose the color Grège because it’s the one I’d pick to wear myself,' she said in a statement. 'The number  contains different dates that are important to me and my family,' and Grège was also the color used to represent Christian Dior’s 'New Look' back in 1947.
Clockwise from large image: Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen; Ashlee Simpson in Jenny Packham; Natalie Portman in Giambattista Valli; Lea Michele in Versace; Sofia Vegara in Marchesa; Rose Byrne in Elie Saab and Tilda Swinton in Lanvin
The red carpet looks at the SAG Awards were really good and to some extent, a lot more exciting than what we saw at the Golden Globes. Natalie Portman, Lea Michele, Renee Bargh, Tilda Swinton and Emma Stone stole the show. Strong looks also came from Ashlee Simpson who made a surprise appearance on the red carpet, which suggests that she has a big comeback in the works and Sofia Vegara looked beautiful in a pink strapless gown.
This year's event saw a one-night-only collaboration between with Marina Abramovic and Debbie Harry where guests including Kirsten Dunst and Natalie Portman were all made to wear white lab coats as they entered. Unlike the European Music Awards, there were lots of strong red carpet looks. Nicole Richie continued her flawless red carpet record in a lavender sheer floor length gown and Gwen Stefani and Dita von Teese LBDs were perfection.
When the John Galliano controvery made the headlines back in March, Natalie Portman was one of the first celebrities to condemn the former Dior designer. Outraged by his alleged remarks, she made it clear that despite being the current face of the brand's Miss Dior Cherie campaign, she will not be associated with him in any way.
"I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced today... In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way," she said at the time. "I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."
Natalie Portman isn't the only model in her relationship. Fiancé Benjamin Millepied - currently the principal dancer at the New York City Ballet - has just been snapped up to front the campaign of Yves Saint Laurent's new fragrance, L'Homme Libre. Millepied will join fellow Frenchmen Olivier Martinez who is also a face of one of the brand's mens fragrances.
"It's something I never really thought of," Millepied told WWD. "The positive thing about it, I think, is I'm a dancer and it's not usually the sort of thing… It's always actors or models." Despite not having modeling experience he has "learned a little bit or got a taste of it as I watch [Natalie] through her commercial and her campaign."
Just in case you're not already tired of the constant speculation about John Galliano's successor at Dior, we come baring more news. A source revealed to Fashionista that despite Riccardo Tisci remaining the front runner, the company will not announce an appointment until towards the end of the year.
Understandably bosses want to revert the attention back to the collection and away from the controvery and speculation and Galliano is yet to be formally fired. After Natalie Portman made a stand about not being associated with Galliano in any way, it begs the question of whether other celebrities and creatives will snub the brand? Will a star taking the risk of wearing Dior on the red carpet and risk allegations of complicity? We doubt it.
I am deeply shocked and disgusted by the video of John Galliano's comments that surfaced today... In light of this video, and as an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr. Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least, these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful.
We're big fans of Natalie Portman and even bigger fans of Rodarte but there's something about this look that lacked the X factor. In other news, we're pleased to reveal that the pregnant actress rightly picked up the gong for Best Actress for 'Black Swan'.