CANNES, France — The film and fashion set took a break from wheeling and dealing at the Cannes Film Festival to kick up their heels at a dinner hosted by Swarovski and The Hollywood Reporter with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Sienna Miller, enjoying a night off jury duty, held court on a white banquette outside the Carlton hotel, dressed in a cleavage-baring Prada cocktail dress. Guests including Michelle Rodriguez and Ellen Von Unwerth dropped by to pay their respects before heading to a candlelit banquet room for a midnight supper.
Alicia Vikander — in a brightly patterned Louis Vuitton dress — sat with producer Harvey Weinstein, who earlier in the day presented a clip from “Tulip Fever,” a drama set in 17th century Amsterdam that features her alongside model Cara Delevingne and hot young leading man Jack O’Connell.
The Swedish actress is sticking around for the May 19 premiere of the documentary “Ingrid Bergman, In Her Own Words,” noting that her fellow countrywoman features on the official poster for the festival this year. “She was born 100 years ago, so it’s a big documentary and I’m her voice throughout that documentary,” she explained.
Vikander, who has no fewer than six movies coming out this year, was also on the hunt for red carpet looks.
“I’ve been running around just admiring all the beautiful gowns everywhere,” she said, referring to the temporary suites set up by luxury brands. “Cannes is, I think, of all festivals, the most glamorous one. It’s kind of the one time when the film industry really pulls off whatever the imagination of what a red carpet is.”
Jane Seymour was in town to sell dance movie “High Strung,” in which she stars opposite ballerina Keenan Kampa and Nicholas Galitzine. “And I just got offered three movies yesterday,” the British-born actress said, adding that she will also reprise her guest role as novelist Amanda Elaine on the TV series “Jane the Virgin.”
Von Unwerth skipped over from the neighboring party held by ice cream brand Magnum, which included an exhibition of her photos. She was gearing up to shoot Natalie Portman for Marie Claire magazine. “I last photographed her when she was 14, when she did the movie ‘Léon.’ I remember it like it was yesterday. She was like a little girl, but she had a very wise edge to her, so she knew exactly what she was doing,” the snapper recalled.