She’s appeared in only a few English-language productions—most notably 2004′s Bride and Prejudice and last year’s The Pink Panther 2—but Aishwarya Rai, a former Miss World, is a huge star in her native India. And the Bollywood beauty certainly looked the part while in Cannes to debut Raavan, the new film in which she costars with her husband, Abhishek Bachchan. She kicked off a weeklong series of chic, elegant appearances by wearing an ice blue Elie Saab Couture gown for the premiere of Robin Hood. The next day, she posed for cameras in an Emilio Pucci print dress and Christian Louboutin wedges before changing into a black sequined Armani Prive gown for the premiere of On Tour. Rai dazzled once again in magenta Gucci at the Il Gattopardo screening on Friday, and yesterday, she introduced Raavan in a very chic off-the-shoulder Gucci LBD. We’ll look eagerly forward to seeing her on future red carpets after her impressive showing at Cannes!
Piaget has just released behind-the-scenes footage of Sienna Miller’s shoot for the new campaign for Piaget Possession, and the clip offers an inside look at the actress as she poses in New York for renowned fashion photographer Raymond Meier. Miller’s naturally gorgeous, of course, but she’s quick to credit the line’s classic gold chains and platinum bracelets with increasing her glamour quotient: “The jewelry, of course, is the star of the show,” she says. “It’s very classic but funky too. I think nowadays everyone has such great style so jewelry can really make [a look] more individual.” Watch the footage from Miller’s fabulous photo session above!
As the star of Dior’s Lady Dior short films, Marion Cotillard has climbed the Eiffel Tower and rocked out with Franz Ferdinand. In the latest installment of the series, Lady Blue Shanghai, the French actress plays a businesswoman whose discovery of a mysterious blue Lady Dior bag unlocks the memory of a dizzying love affair in the Chinese metropolis. Cotillard channels a Hitchcock-era heroine in a gray suit while the luxe bag literally shines. The enigmatic film, written and directed by David Lynch, made its debut at Dior’s cruise collection show on Saturday night, but now you can take a peek yourself. Enjoy!
1. Supermodel Claudia Schiffer welcomes a healthy baby girl. [TheDailyBeast.com]
2. Designer pieces from Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour go up for auction today. [Fashionista.com]
3. 90210 star Jessica Stroup rocks an Audrey-Hepburn inspired pixie cut. [People.com]
4. Find out who’s poised to unseat Ashton Kutcher as the most followed star on Twitter. [People.com]
5. Take a peek at Kim Kardashian’s new jewelry line for Bebe. [WWD.com]
6. Miuccia Prada is honored with the prestigious McKim Medal from the American Academy in Rome. [StyleList.com]
On Friday’s episode of Oprah, Tom Cruise revealed that his fashionista of a four-year-old daughter, Suri—already well known for her extensive collection of adorable dresses, sparkly headbands, tiny handbags, and even heels—not only selects her own ensembles but also offers style advice for the rest of the family. “Whatever she wants to wear, she wears it,” the actor said, sounding both tickled and proud. “I’m not going to tell her different—she’s got great taste. She tells me what to wear!” No word on whether Suri picked out the relatively staid black-on-black outfit he wore that day. Watch the entire clip on thedailybeast.com.
John Galliano brought a major dose of Parisian chic to Shanghai yesterday with the debut of his latest cruise collection for Christian Dior. Marion Cotillard—whose latest Lady Dior short film opened the show—and Charlize Theron sat front row to take in the gorgeous ’60s-inspired collection. Coquettish minidresses, Barbarella hair, florals, ruffles and pastels were juxtaposed with French New Wave stripes, gamine trench coats and androgynous suits. Check out some of our favorites from Christian Dior’s Cruise 2011 collection.
The glamour continued at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend, with a parade of drool-worthy gowns spotted on the red carpet in the South of France. Gucci Premiere stole the show, with Naomi Watts, Kate Beckinsale, Salma Hayek and Camilla Belle all choosing one-of-kind dresses from the debut couture collection, while Evangeline Lilly went against the grain in a stunning ombre Emilio Pucci fringed minidress. Check out all the amazing fashion from this weekend and tell us which gown was your favorite in the comments section below!
Tom Ford, the fashion-designer-turned-filmmaker, is set to conquer the beauty counter next with his first-ever foray into makeup. The brand-new Private Blend Lip Color Collection boasts a dozen super-rich shades (three of our favorites, at left, are the nearly-nude Vanilla Suede, red Cherry Lush, and the dusty mauve Moroccain Rouge), and is formulated with rare, exotic ingredients like chamomile flower oil, Brazilian murumuru butter and soja seed extract for a smooth feel and flawless finish. These lipsticks definitely qualify as a splurge at $45 a pop, but is that price really too much to pay for a premier pout? We think not. As Ford himself says, “There’s no more dramatic accessory than a perfect lip.” All twelve tints are available now at NeimanMarcus.com.