On the occasion of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, ambassadors and friends of the House get together to celebrate the close ties initiated by Gabrielle Chanel between CHANEL and Cinema.
At the invitation of American producer Samuel Goldwyn, Gabrielle Chanel left for Hollywood in February 1931 to dress the actresses of the United Artists studio. She designed the costumes for the films Tonight or Never, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, in 1931 and The Greeks Had a Word for Them, directed by Lowell Sherman in 1932. With her visionary and precursory style, Gabrielle Chanel understood the importance of photogenics, which she would integrate into her work.
Costumes designs, support to talents of today and tomorrow; CHANEL has never stopped accompanying cinematic creation. After Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld, Virginie Viard perpetuates the allure of CHANEL that naturally found an echo in cinema, embodied by actresses when they play a role or step out on the red carpet.
CHANEL has become a privileged partner for directors, actresses and organisations dedicated to the seventh art, to whom the House reaffirms its support each year.
Closing of the festival
Actress Brie Larson served as a member of the Jury for the 76th Cannes Film Festival. As this year’s edition comes to an end, she reflects on her experience. The actress also talks about what the Cannes Film Festival means to her and how it shines a light on cinematic creations.
Ramata-toulaye Sy in conversation
with Moly Kane
Presented during the 76th edition of Cannes Film Festival, the film “Banel et Adama”, directed by Ramata-Toulaye Sy, is nominated in the list of feature films selected in Competition.
On this occasion, Ramata-Toulaye Sy and Moly Kane, president and founder of the Dakar Court Festival, reflect on the director's passion for screenwriting and evoke her desire to infuse a universal dimension in her first film.
Mona Achache in conversation
with Marion Cotillard
The film “Little Girl Blue”, directed by Mona Achache and of which CHANEL is the exclusive partner, was presented in a Special Screening during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. From her grandmother to her mother, via herself and her children, the director puts into perspective the destinies of women in order to understand what connects them.
On this occasion, Mona Achache and Marion Cotillard reflect on the genesis of the film and open up about their approach of the main character, played on screen by the actress and House ambassador.
Lubna Playoust in conversation with Rosalie Varda and Albert Serra
The documentary "Chambre 999", directed by Lubna Playoust and of which CHANEL is the exclusive partner, was presented in the Cannes Classics section at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Inspired by Will Wender’s "Room 666" and the original interviews that questioned the survival of cinema in 1982, Lubna Playoust repeat the exercise by interrogating contemporary filmmakers, including director Albert Serra.
On this occasion, Lubna Playoust, accompanied by Albert Serra and friend of the House and producer of the film Rosalie Varda, questions the definition of cinema and its relationship with time. Together, they also evoke the close ties between CHANEL and cinema.
During the 76th edition of Cannes Film Festival, actresses and House ambassadors Lily-Rose Depp and JENNIE stepped out on the red carpet wearing CHANEL looks to present the series “The Idol”, directed by Sam Levinson and part of the Out of Competition selection.
On this occasion, Lily-Rose Depp, who plays the leading role, reflects on the importance of the costume in the construction of her character and the close ties between CHANEL and cinema.
“Jeanne du Barry”,
A film by Maïwenn
Ever loyal to cinematic creation, CHANEL is a partner of the film “Jeanne du Barry”, directed by Maïwenn, which opened the 76th Cannes Film Festival. CHANEL has accompanied the production of this film, notably through six costumes specially designed by the House and loans of CHANEL High Jewellery. Under the impetus of Virginie Viard, the film's costume designer, Jürgen Doering, has revisited pieces from the CHANEL collections, modernising the sumptuous spirit of 18th century dresses.
For her sixth full-length feature film, the director has chosen to tell the story of Jeanne du Barry, King Louis XV’s last mistress, who was also a lover of fashion, art and literature, played by Maïwenn on screen.
“Jeanne du Barry” is set to be released
in cinemas on May 16th.
Actress Brie Larson, ambassador and spokesperson for the House Charlotte Casiraghi and actress and director Maïwenn attended the opening ceremony of the 76th Cannes Film Festival wearing CHANEL looks. Brie Larson serves as a member of the Jury of this year’s edition.
Brie Larson, Charlotte Casiraghi and Maïwenn also wore CHANEL Fine Jewellery pieces. Charlotte Casiraghi wore CHANEL makeup.