In Hollywood, you’re only as good as your next project, and the same goes for Cannes this week. At the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where Chopard held its Belle de Nuit party Wednesday — the first of many late-night bashes over the next several days — actors talked up the films they’re in town to promote and the ones they might be here for next year.
French actress Emma de Caunes discussed her upcoming role as Kiki de Montparnasse in a Man Ray biopic, due to start filming this fall. “She was a strong figure in the Twenties, an artists’ muse,” de Caunes said. Giovanni Ribisi is set to play Man Ray, and Christina Ricci also is reported to have signed on.
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)