Christian Dior had no trouble filling its front row with stars at its 60th anniversary couture show Monday night — even if it did stretch the length of the Orangerie at Versailles.
Hearing there would be a Spanish theme, Charlize Theron waxed poetic about the Gaudí architecture that's "beautiful and intriguing." For Zhang Ziyi "it's the flower markets and the ocean" that are Spain's main draw. Filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, meanwhile, said he was relishing the chance to be in France.
"When I come to Paris I feel like a foreigner in the best sense of the term," he said. "I love Paris and I especially love its chocolates and macaroons. That's my weakness."
Almodóvar said he's writing a film the title of which translates roughly as "The Skin I Live In" and has already decided Penélope Cruz would be perfect in the lead role. However, his dream is to do theater, especially a musical, for which he would naturally tap John Galliano for the costumes. "For me he's a perfect example of a fashion designer who is also an artist."
Monica Bellucci couldn't agree more, praising Galliano for "his sensual and glamorous fashions," while waving away torrents of paparazzi with the rebuke, "Basta, basta!"
Eva Green, on the other hand, was relishing the fashion ambience as she prepares to play a student at famed fashion school Central Saint Martins. "Just like John," she joked. "It's going to be quite fun."
Kate Hudson has gone one step further and is dabbling in the beauty business, revealing she's concocted, with her hairstylist, a natural hair product with the proceeds going to charity. "Women need natural products. It was very fun for me, very creative," said the actress, who is just finishing a film called "Fool's Gold" opposite Matthew McConaughey.
Before the show, model Audrey Marney was already applauding the return of supermodels like Linda Evangelista and Amber Valletta on the Dior runway, who were fretting backstage about the prospect of traversing a catwalk that was longer than a football field. "Pray for me. When you see my shoes, you'll know why," Gisele Bündchen said, showing off her 16-centimeter (that's a little over 6 inches) heels. "It's like 150 meters [about 163 yards] of pure Pilates workout," said Helena Christensen. "It's really intense. Now I know why I've been boxing for two years."
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