British designer John Galliano marked his 10th year at the creative helm of iconic fashion house Dior with an extravagant fall/winter show in Versailles Palace inspired by Impressionist and Modern painters.
The fashion house, whose controversial creations helped build its fame, also celebrated its 60th anniversary with opulence that evoked the reign of “Sun King” Louis XIV, the 17th century monarch who transformed Versailles into a royal palace.
The fashion brand, cherished by the rich and famous, used the occasion to reflect on its evolution from Christian Dior’s 1947 “New Look” to Galliano’s theatrical dresses.
Models, who included Dior face Gisele Bündchen and Linda Evangelista, strutted in dresses inspired by painters ranging from Cocteau and Picasso to Renoir, Degas and Toulouse-Lautrec.
Luxury goods maker LVMH, the owner of Dior, threw a ball complete with classical music quartet attended by actresses Monica Bellucci, Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Ellen Pompeo, Zhang Ziyi and Eva Green among others.
Also present were film makers Pedro Almodovar and Sofia Coppola and singer and actress Marianne Faithful.
“I love him,” said James Bond girl Eva Green, in a Dior-designed Chinese pink satin dress. “He has the Dior chic and on top of that a certain madness.”
EDIT: Added bigger image.
The fragrance is described as an amber-y, rosy, and woody fragrance, which was created by perfumers Jacques Cavallier and Olivier Cresp of Firmenich in collaboration with François Demachy of LVMH.
The perfume starts out with fruity top notes of mandarine and bergamot, glides into a rose heart and leaves an amber-y and woody wake composed of patchouli, amber, and Bourbon vanilla.
The bottle, designed to be reminiscent of the sweep of Cinderella’s dress as she flees from the ball in the midnight haze, is a mix of celadon, cobalt and ultramarine blues, and its shape follows the design of Dior’s Poison bottles.
The outer carton is said to contribute to this celebration of nocturnal charms and is also inspired by the magic of the tale’s clock striking midnight.
The scent will retail between 22 Euros and 101 Euros.
Midnight Poison is slated to be out on September 3rd 2007.
Many thanks to Pauline for sending in some exclusive scans from the latest issue of Madame Figaro. The photos are very beautiful, very EVU. They’re also brand new and so is the interview! Madame Figaro made a special number dedicated to Galliano’s 10 year anniversary working at Dior and who better to grace the cover than the man himself and his new muse?! I translated the interview from French to English for those of you who can’t read French. It can be found in the Press Archives. Enjoy! 🙂
Eva will not be doing “Mr Nobody” after all. Jared Leto and Sarah Polley will definitely be in it but the actress who’ll perform the role that was supposed to be Eva’s wasn’t announced yet. The filming of “Franklyn” will probably start filming around August. Ewan McGregor is currently on a motorbike ride and Paul Bettany is filming “There For Me” in London.
EDIT: She didn’t take the role because of scheduling conflicts.
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There’s nothing new on the Eva front, except for yet another Club des Créateurs de Beauté cover. Ms Green is gracing their summer issue. She’s their model of the year 2007, which is also the year of their 20th anniversary. So we have new covers for each new season. I don’t have any scans yet, only a preview:
All the previous CCB covers and articles can be found in the gallery.
I’ve also added new old scans to the gallery thanks to April:
Please don’t forget to credit the talented artists if you decide to use their creations.
Off-topic: My wonderful host, Gertie, recently opened a fansite dedicated to British actress Michelle Ryan, best known for EastEnders and who will be starring as the new Bionic Woman this fall. I’d like to invite you all to visit it: Michelle Ryan Fans.
BridgeToTheStars.net posted an audio file and also a transcription of Eva’s Cannes interview in their site today. Be sure to check it out! 🙂
PS: Apparently, the Dior commercial featuring Ms Green and directed by Wong Kar Wai will be revealed to the public next September 3rd. Keep that date in mind! 😉
Thanks to Ms Green’s management, we know that Eva is currently in Paris where she was announced the new muse of the house of Dior by John Galliano at a ceremony at the Opera Garnier last night. Eva will embody the new fragrance called Midnight Poison. The Wong Kar Wai commercial that I mentioned in a previous post was shown for the first time during the same occasion. The director, Eva and Galliano have brought us the new story of a modern Cinderella who even swings in on a rope. “I hope you fall under the same spell I did,” Galliano said. I’m sure we will!
The new Christian Dior fragrance is slated for a fall release if you are in the Northern hemisphere or a spring release if you are in the Southern hemisphere.
We have a new video thanks to Paolo. It’s a very tiny TV footage announcing the Effetto Bertolucci at the Festival Futuro Presente earlier this month. They didn’t show any footage from the festival itself, but they did show footage of the 3 dreamers and Bertolucci at the Venice Film Festival in 2003.
First of all, thanks to Anouk for sending in 4 new Serafina stills.
Last but not least, we have a brand new video thanks to the awesome Isabelle. It’s a French interview (that also contains on-set footage) in which Eva talks about “The Golden Compass” and her international career. She said that unfortunately she didn’t find any new French roles that she liked so far. She also said that she had to rehearse a lot, suspended on the air, very high, and that it was a problem because she’s very scared of heights but that she lands very well now.
Screen captures from it can be found in the gallery.