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FLIGHT PATTERNS: “I brought my own jet lag,” Cameron Diaz laughed as she settled into seat 12D of the dazzling jetliner set at Chanel’s couture show Tuesday. The actress explained she’s in Paris to shoot a couture story for the May issue of In Style magazine.
A few rows back, actress Elizabeth Olsen recounted a film schedule that should have her earning tons of air miles. She’s just back from the Sundance Film Festival for the screening of two movies: “Red Lights,” opposite Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy, and “Liberal Arts,” in which she plays an undergraduate student. “It got a standing ovation, and it’s a comedy,” she marveled about the latter film.
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Next up is a project with a French accent: “Therese Raquin,” a period film set in 1884 and also starring Glenn Close. “I am so excited,” Olsen enthused. “Our costume designer is in Paris, so I’m going for fittings.” Filming is to take place in Hungary and Serbia.
Busy model Alice Dellal, who appears in campaigns this season for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Ermanno Scervino and Dr. Martens, said she’s convinced diet is the key to avoiding jet lag, having just seen a documentary on that very subject. “You’re not meant to eat a full meal on the plane,” she advised.
Chanel scattered its VIPs across two shows. They included Vanessa Paradis, Diane Kruger, Clémence Poésy and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey.