“MET GANG”, captioned Marion Cotillard in a post-ball Instagram update. The first of May marked the momentous, annually-anticipated Met Gala, attended by a slew of A-listers and marked by the most theatrical of outfits, dreamt up by high-profile fashion houses. For Chanel though, this year’s theme—in an ode to late Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld—represented an opportunity for the house to revive archival visions through their muses, like Margot Robbie, Dua Lipa and Kirsten Stewart, and French actress Marion Cotillard.
Stunning in a metallic, archive frock from the late 2000s, Cotillard was aptly fitted in head-to-toe Chanel. She was dressed in look 59 from the brand’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2007/2008 collection, finished with the brand’s bag, shoes and high jewellery. And as if her outfit wasn’t high-octane enough (it was a sequin-embroidered and metallic-painted organza dress, finished with large organza panels), Cotillard showed up in a pastel pink hairdo, stark to her usual brunette locks.
Below, hear from Cotillard as she dishes on her relationship with the late designer and the house of Chanel.
Three adjectives to describe Karl Lagerfeld?
Curious, brilliant, free.
A secret he shared with you that you never revealed until today (it’s about time!)
I think the secret he shared with the world is “be yourself”. He was totally himself, a complex and free genius.
The most amazing Chanel fashion show under Karl Lagerfeld you’ve ever attended?
It was for the Métiers d’art collection inspired by Egypt here in NYC, in 2018.