The current issue of Paris Match magazine features a cover editorial about Nicole Kidman’s upcoming role as Princess Grace of Monaco. The film is slated for release in 2014 and is titled Grace of Monaco. It chronicles the former Hollywood star’s involvement with Monaco’s Prince Rainier III France’s Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s. Princess Grace’s iconic wardrobe was recreated by costume designer Gigi Lepage and many of the looks can be seen in the article. Continue reading to view additional images.
German-born actress Diane Kruger is staring as doomed glamour girl Marie-Antoinette in a new adaptation of the French royal’s life titled “Farewell, My Queen” which was recently revealed at the Berlin Film Festival. An accompanying press release outlines the film:
“Versailles in July 1789. Unrest is growing in the court of King Louis the XVI. The people are rebelling – a revolution is imminent. Behind the facades of the royal palaces, everyone is thinking of fleeing, including Queen Marie Antoinette (Diane Kruger) and her entourage. Among her ladies-in-waiting is Sidonie Laborde (Lea Seydoux) who as the Queen’s reader has become quite intimate with her. With great amazement, Sidonie experiences the first hours of the French Revolution.”
An age old RDuJour style icon is Rene Russo’s character Catherine Banning in the 1999 remake of the classic heist film The Thomas Crown Affair. As the high-powered insurance investigator Russo sports a number of chic outfits from the classic little black dress with lots of pearls to the fabulously fur-detailed ensemble pictured above while spying via sailboat. Costume designer Kate Harrington selected pieces from the 1997 Celine collection by Michael Kors in addition to several looks from Halston. Continue reading to view additional images.
A few preview images of Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of the classic television show Dark Shadows have been released. With a cast set to include Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Helena Bonham Carter, it’s appears to be shaping up to be something to look forward to!
Wonderwall is a film from 1968 directed by Joe Massot and starring Jane Birkin as Penny Lane, the model girlfriend of a photographer. Although the film received a showing at the Cannes Film Festival it was not widely distributed and is best remembered for the soundtrack composed by the Beatles George Harrison. Continue reading to see additional images of Jane Birkin’s fabulous costumes.
A Notebook on Cities and Clothes is a cinematographic diary by Wim Wenders from 1989, featuring Yohji Yamamoto. Of the film Wenders explained: “Fashion. I’ll have nothing of it. At least that was my first reaction when the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris asked me to make a short film in the context of fashion. The world of fashion. I’m interested in the world, not in fashion! But, maybe I was too quick to put down fashion. Why not look at it without prejudice? Why not examine it like any other industry, like the movies for example? Maybe fashion and cinema had something in common. And something else — this film would give me the opportunity to meet someone who had already aroused my curiosity, someone who worked in Tokyo [Fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto]. Filmmaking should just remain a way of life sometimes, like taking a walk, reading a newspaper, eating, writing notes, driving a car or shooting this film here, for instance, made from day to day, carried along by nothing other than its curiosity — a notebook on cities and clothes.”
This 1967 film is fourth in Éric Rohmer’s series of Six Moral Tales, and was written by Rohmer and the three main cast members. It is the first of the series shot in color by Néstor Almendros. Art dealer Adrien (Patrick Bauchau) and his friend Daniel (Daniel Pommeruelle) plan a low key summer holiday at a friend’s villa on the Rivera. They arrive only to discover that they must share the house with Haydée (Haydèe Politoff). Featuring a charming French villa and great 60s clothing the film is a must see for costume lovers. Continue reading for additional photos.
Dedicated to pure luxury, Barton Perreira’s approach to fashion redefines style and elegance. Designer Patty Perreira language of inspired design focuses on the evolution process and continues to challenge the industry by unveiling the next new thing. The collection received a buzz from the scene in Wall Street 2 when Gordon Gekko sports a pair of the Halston model of shades. Visit BartonPerreira.com for additional information.
Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova is moving on to acting. The 28-year-old was recently cast in her first leading role opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in an adaptation of Belle du Seigneur. ased on Albert Cohen’s best-selling 1968 French novel of the same name, Natalia stars as a married Swiss woman who has a love affair with a Jewish diplomat portrayed by Rhys Meyers on the brink of World War II. Vodianova and Rhys Meyers were spotted filming their first scenes earlier this week in Camogli, Italy, and it’s already looking pretty good! Continue reading to view addition photos.