OFFSPRING: Tilda Swinton was among the front-row guests at Acne’s first women’s rtw show in Paris, which was an extension of sorts of her fashion performance, “The Impossible Wardrobe,” at the Palais de Tokyo last season.
Musée Galliera director Olivier Saillard and photographer Katerina Jebb, who worked with Swinton on the live act and accompanying short film, subsequently collaborated with Acne creative director Jonny Johansson on the prints he used this season.
Also taking in Saturday’s show at the Grand Palais were Jane Birkin, Clémence Poésy, Caroline de Maigret, Leigh Lezark, British actor Benn Northover and Swedish singer Robyn.
Birkin is back with a vengeance after being forced to cancel several concert dates last year due to illness. In the next few months, she is taking her “Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg via Japan” show, featuring Japanese musicians, to Italy, France, Jordan, the West Bank, Japan and South Korea.
Recently she was joined on tour for the first time by her daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg. But Birkin demurred when asked if she might also enlist her other singing daughter, Lou Doillon, who recently won the award for Female Artist of the Year at the Victoires de la Musique, France’s version of the Grammys.
“No, no, no, no — mothers that impose themselves, I don’t like,” said Birkin. “We’re not exactly the Von Trapp singers, although I’m bound to say it has a curious attraction.”
However, Birkin will be working with her third daughter, photographer Kate Barry, on an editorial shoot next week. “It’s fashion, and I don’t usually like doing it, but I like doing it if it’s with Kate,” Birkin said, adding that she hoped to model plenty of Dries Van Noten designs, like the V-neck sweater she was wearing.
Jewelry designer Harumi Klossowska de Rola, attending the show with her mother Setsuko, revealed she has been working with Chopard on a special project due to be unveiled this summer. “It’s three one-of-a-kind pieces,” she said.
Poésy, meanwhile, is in the midst of filming a remake of Scandinavian crime series “The Bridge.” The Franco-British adaptation has been renamed “The Tunnel” and will feature Poésy as a prickly detective.
“She’s a slightly strange cop,” Poésy mused. “It’s quite gratifying to see that writers are crafting roles for women that people, for some reason, generally associate more with masculine character traits. All of a sudden there is the feeling that women’s roles are finally gaining that dimension of mystery, too.”