>> Keira Knightley was first named a face of Chanel back in 2006; shortly after she began appearing in the brand's Coco Mademoiselle fragrance ads. Now it seems she's refreshing her partnership with the brand: this past Saturday, she was snapped at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, reportedly filming a Chanel commercial in a camel suede jumpsuit and matching cap-toed boots. Knightley, who was captured riding a Ducati motorcycle, had a stunt double on set, and was at one point surrounded by a cadre of motorcycle-riding men in black jumpsuits and helmets.
Posts for September 6th 2010
>> Sara Ziff's Picture Me Documentary Gets a Public Release Date —Model Sara Ziff spent five years sneaking her ex-boyfriend Ole Schell into fashion shows, photoshoots, and parties so that he could capture video footage without anyone knowing; the product is Picture Me, which takes a look at the underbelly of the modeling world. The documentary made the film festival circuit last year, but it's finally premiering to the public at the Angelika Film Center in New York on Sept. 17. Ziff will also be doing video reporting at The Cut during New York Fashion Week. [The Cut]
>> Sally Singer rides her bicycle to work every day, orders weekly cruelty-free organic food delivery from an upstate New York farm, and is currently reworking the New York Times's T magazine as its new editor-in-chief. For the first time since her appointment, Singer speaks about her vision for the magazine, in conversation with Paper's Kim Hastreiter: "I hope that there will be actual stories to read in it, because the Times is first and foremost a paper of great reporting. And it has to be relevant and honest and interesting. There also have to be real narratives and a sense of continuity between the world of the paper and the world in which the T images exist."
Singer continues: "To me, the most exquisite fashion credit I can remember in my lifetime was the day of [President Obama's] inauguration, when Michelle walked the parade route in that greenish-yellow Isabel Toledo dress. Because this was a real moment in which fashion, and quite directional fashion, played a role. When I think about the project of T and the Times, I think about that. I think about fashion outside of the studio and fashion that lives on the street. It doesn't mean you're going to repeat that moment, but I do think there's a way in which you can make lifestyle choices seem pertinent to the way we experience the world, and you can draw those connections in a magazine."
>> Natalia Vodianova Cast in First Lead Acting Role Opposite Jonathan Rhys-Meyers —Natalia Vodianova's turn as Medusa in this year's Clash of the Titans wasn't a fluke — she's been cast in the upcoming Belle du Seigneur, based on Albert Cohen's bestselling 1968 French novel of the same name, in which she plays a married Swiss woman who has a love affair with a Jewish diplomat (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) on the brink of World War II. Filming is set to begin Oct. 25 starting in Geneva and then moving to Italy. The film's director is first-timer Glenio Bonder, who has done commercials for Calvin Klein (of which Vodianova is the former face) in the past, and the release date is currently on track for 2012. [Deadline]