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.
March 15, 1987
L istings and commentary for Week 2 of the American Film Institute Film Festival of Los Angeles, which runs through March 26: THURSDAY "Let's Hope It's a Girl" (Italy, 1986, 10 p.m.). A comedy about a woman who lives in the Tuscan farm country setting out to prove she can live without male companionship. Starring Liv Ullmann, Philippe Noiret and Catherine Deneuve. Not available for preview. All AFI Film Festival of Los Angeles events will take place at the Los Feliz Theater, 1822 N.
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.
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.
August 6, 2012 |
NEW YORK - A tiny apartment in a run-down industrial neighborhood in Brooklyn is not where you'd expect to be looking at original color negatives of Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, Catherine Deneuve, Julie Newmar and Sophia Loren - especially using a bare light bulb and sheet of typing paper as a light box. But that is what happened on a recent night, when the iconic commercial and celebrity photographer Bert Stern - perhaps known...
August 13, 2012 |
Michael Phelps is certainly used to the water, but perhaps not in a high fashion context. The most decorated Olympian on record has a new addition to his impressive résumé: Louis Vuitton model. The 27-year-old, arguably the biggest star of the just-closed London Olympics, appears in a new campaign promoting the brand's high-end range of day bags and luggage. Shot by Annie Leibovitz (who just took a different sort of dip with Russell Brand), Phelps appears only in a black speedo and some goggles, submerged in a stark bathtub beside a Vuitton tote. Initial reactions to the ad called it "moody," but the Ministry commends Phelps for working a little "Zoolander" blue steel after winning all those gold medals in the U.K. A second campaign shot features Phelps in three-piece suit (so versatile!
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.