Guests including Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman and Donatella Versace attended the event, held in a hanger at a private airport in Cannes.
“This is like having a kiss for the first time — this is big,” explained the singer Sunday at a party hosted by Harper’s Bazaar and American Express.
The show will hinge on the murder of Gianni Versace.
“This is the first time I’ve ever met her. Isn’t that funny? It’s part of a magical thing,” Johansson said.
Retailers weigh in on Riccardo Tisci’s appointment at Versace, voicing surprise that the union wasn’t yet official.
The pop star was hoisted from the roof of the arena wearing a bedazzled harness.
Market sources say that the Italian fashion company is working on an expansion plan ahead of the listing and that it has made overtures to Givenchy’s artistic director in recent months.
Johansson and Versace will be honored at this year’s gala on Feb. 8, which serves as an unofficial kick off to New York Fashion Week.