RIDING HIGH: It was family time on Sunday at the Gucci Paris Masters show-jumping event.
Princess Caroline, Charlotte Casiraghi, her beau Gad Elmaleh and their toddler Raphaël turned out. They joined a glamorous family of French cinema — Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet and their son, Marcel — to attend a VIP luncheon hosted by the Italian fashion brand.
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Actors Céline Sallette, Charles Berling, Vincent Pérez, Anthony Delon and Marie-Claire Daveu, Gucci parent Kering’s chief sustainability officer and head of international institutional affairs, also attended.
Canet won the Ecuries d’Ecaussinnes Grand Prix earlier that day. “I ended up second both on Thursday and Friday, also riding Pomme du Valon. I am thrilled. I had longed to win the prize. I managed with the mare to be fastest.”
The French actor and director stars in “La Prochaine fois je viserai le coeur,” in which he plays a cop who is a serial killer, based on a true story. The film is set for a release Stateside next year. He is also to star in the biopic of Lance Armstrong by Stephen Frears, where he plays the dishonest doctor Michele Ferrari. “It should be presented either in the Cannes or Berlin film festival. These are roles that are complex to play, therefore interesting for me,” he said.
The prior day, Canet took part in the Style and Competition event, which raises money for Princess Caroline’s charitable organization, Association Mondiale de Amis des l’Enfance. He went for a “Mad Max” theme with fellow Gucci equestrian ambassador Jessica Springsteen.
“[Mad Max] was my mother’s idea. I actually have never seen the movie,” Springsteen said, dressed in Gucci. “It was my last show of the season. The next one will be in Palm Beach, Florida in January.”
Casiraghi, who took part in several Masters’ courses, also participated in the Style and Competition event. She went for a “rappers” theme with Gucci equestrian ambassador Edwina Tops-Alexander. On Sunday, she traded her costume for Gucci jeans and a kimono jacket.
Sallette, sporting a Gucci pale rose biker jacket, will appear next in “Cessez-le-feu,” opposite Romain Duris. The shooting starts next month in Paris and Périgueux in southwest France. “It’s about how the character played by Romain is coping with the end of the war,” she explained. In March, Sallette is off to New York to present “La French,” a film also starring Jean Dujardin during the Rendez-vous with French Cinema film festival.
Meanwhile, Pérez is to open a photo exhibit at the Galerie Cinéma in Paris on Jan. 8. “It’s all portraits, including self-portraits,” he said. He is also to direct his third film starting in March, an adaptation of “Alone in Berlin,” with Emma Thompson in the main part.
Elmaleh is celebrating his 20 years in show business at the Palais des Sports stadium in Paris until Dec. 20. “It has a capacity of 4,000 people,” he said. Casiraghi presented Martin Fuchs from Switzerland with the trophy of the Gucci Grand Prix.