COMING UP ROSES: Kristen Stewart turned heads at the Chanel couture show on Tuesday with her newly shorn locks. The actress, who stars in ads for Chanel’s Métiers d’Art Paris-Dallas collection, said she just got the chop that morning.
“I’m ultimately going to go a little bit shorter for this next film that I’m going to do called ‘Equals,’ but I figured, you know, before I went all the way — might as well just play around with something for the show,” she said, adding that the orange color was a leftover from her most recent shoot, “American Ultra.”
Stewart, who will star with Nicholas Hoult in “Equals,” which is billed as a futuristic love story, confessed she is nervous before each new role. “That’s the feeling that I look for. That’s everything that drives me. You know — and a lot of people say this — but if you’re not a little afraid of what you’re doing, it’s probably not worthwhile,” she remarked.
However, the “Twilight” star has gotten over her initial fear of working with French actress Juliette Binoche on “Sils Maria,” which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May. The two will be reunited soon on “The Big Shoe.”
“The intimidation level is down a bit, but now I feel like we need to up our games because it’s, like, the second go. I’m so excited. She’s become one of my favorite people in the world,” Stewart said.
Dakota Johnson, rocking a black leather shirt and pants, said she was getting ready for a blast of publicity when the eagerly awaited film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” hits screens for Valentine’s Day next year. “I’m at this show, so I feel like my life has changed a little bit,” she confided.
Don’t count on her to reveal any spoilers, though. “I am sworn to secrecy. I will get fired,” Johnson said.
Lily Collins was equally tight-lipped about her upcoming projects, which include an as-yet-untitled Howard Hughes movie, written and directed by Warren Beatty. “It’s a hush-hush secret kind of project,” she demurred.
She also claimed ignorance regarding a possible “The Mortal Instruments” sequel. “The fans want to know and they always ask me, and I always say, ‘I wish I knew more.’ But unfortunately, I don’t,” she said.
Banks was preparing to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Thursday, ahead of the release of her debut album “Goddess” on Sept. 8. Asked to describe her sound, the Los Angeles-based singer said: “Like a bruise that feels really good. Like a punch to your gut that you want again. I don’t know — it’s a therapeutic thing for me.”
Attending the first Chanel show earlier, Baz Luhrmann said he was completing his new campaign for Chanel No.5 perfume, to be unveiled at the end of the year. Having worked with his “Moulin Rouge” leading lady Nicole Kidman on the first ad in 2004, this time around, he filmed Gisele Bündchen in Sagaponack, N.Y., and New York City.
“Gisele has been a revelation for me, just in the fact that she’s given a real performance and a beautiful performance,” said Luhrmann, adding that he tried to incorporate elements of the Brazilian model’s multitasking lifestyle into the ad.
“It isn’t her, but it’s definitely a little story that evokes Gisele, who I think is probably the Chanel woman now — that modern Chanel woman who can absolutely be doing a sport one minute, have a private moment to herself, have a career, have children, have a relationship but also have love and romance. And we’ve attempted to express that, all in 58 seconds,” he noted.
South Korean singer CL stood out with her oversize T-shirt and thigh-high biker boots. “These are all men’s clothes right now. You know, I like boxy T-shirts, I like mixing vintage with, like, the new stuff, and I just have fun with it,” said the performer, who had just flown in from Japan, where she is touring with her band 2NE1.