August 3, 2007 |
Move over, Scarlett Johansson. Mikhail Gorbachev is the new face of Louis Vuitton. The former Soviet leader is to appear in an ad campaign for the French luxury label, along with Steffi Graf and her husband, Andre Agassi, and Catherine Deneuve, the company said Thursday. Shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz, the ads focus on travel -- a "core value" for the company that started in 1854 as a trunk maker, the statement said.
March 19, 1987 |
(Italy, 1986, 10 p.m.) A gentle, golden-toned contemporary comedy-drama about an impressive household of women from an aristocratic family, headed by Liv Ullmann and her philandering, separated husband, Philippe Noiret, who live in and around their run-down estate in Tuscany.
January 14, 2010
No one needs to be told the importance of Jean-Paul Belmondo, the great French actor of his generation and the star of films such as "Breathless," "Pierrot le Fou" and "That Man From Rio." The 76-year-old veteran rarely visits Los Angeles but he is here this weekend to receive the L.A. Film Critics Life Achievement Award and as part of his trip he has agreed to introduce the LACMA screening of "Mississippi Mermaid," the 1969 Francois Truffaut-directed film in which he costars with Catherine Deneuve.
August 7, 2003 |
French stars turned out in force Wednesday to pay emotional tribute to French actress Marie Trintignant, who died last week after sustaining severe head injuries in a domestic drama that shocked France. She was 41. Trintignant was buried at the French capital's Pere Lachaise cemetery, resting place of Irish writer Oscar Wilde and American rocker Jim Morrison.
January 24, 2013 |
Jean Paul Gaultier took inspiration from India for his spring-summer 2013 haute couture collection, shown Wednesday at his Paris atelier. Indian music accompanied his colorful gowns. For an extra touch of glamour, scarves floated behind a few models. Other styles bore Gaultier's signature cone bras and corsets. In the end, a lavishly embellished bride entered to the tune of the French classic, “La Vie En Rose,” only this time sung in Hindi. She paused awhile, then lifted her skirt to reveal four brightly clad children, who raced off down the runway.
December 20, 2013 |
Justin Bieber wore this red Balmain suit, white tasseled smoking slippers and shades to the premiere of "Justin Bieber's Believe" on Wednesday. His stylist Ugo Mozie says they were going for a Frank Sinatra look. [People] Beyonce is releasing a new fragrance, Rise, based on the poem "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. [WWD] Sergio Loro Piana, a vice president of cashmere purveyor Loro Piana SpA, died Thursday night after a long illness. [Business of Fashion] Designer Marc Jacobs' last ads for Louis Vuitton feature his muses, including Edie Campbell, Catherine Deneuve, Sofia Coppola, Gisele Bundchen, Fan Bingbing and Caroline de Maigret.
August 28, 1991
Rupert Allan, whose multifaceted career included stints as Marilyn Monroe's press agent and as consul general for the principality of Monaco, has died. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm of Stone/Hallinan Associates, where he was a director, said Allan was 78 when he died in his sleep at his Beverly Hills home of the complications of age. One of this city's best-known publicists, Allan had been a naval intelligence officer, journalist, magazine editor and Rhodes Scholar.
April 20, 2007 |
At a recent club performance, Michel Legrand decided to have a little fun by "destroying" his familiar tune "I Will Wait for You," the theme from a Jacques Demy film that turned Catherine Deneuve into a star and earned the French pianist-composer his first Oscar nominations.
May 25, 2007 |
Lars von Trier's 2000 film, "Dancer in the Dark," is going to be turned into an opera for Denmark's Royal Theater. Poul Ruders, a leading Danish composer, will write the music for the work, while the libretto, in English, will be written by Henrik Engelbrecht, head of dramaturgy at the theater. Swedish soprano Ylva Kihlberg is set to sing the role of leading character Selma when the opera premieres during the 2010-11 season, the theater announced Thursday.