Chloe explores ‘ethereal womanhood’ with fall 20 collection

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If Yo…

Chloe has delved into the idea of “ethereal womanhood” for its fall/winter 2020 collection.

Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi unveiled her latest line at the Grand Palais as part of Paris Fashion Week on Thursday, with the presentation, titled If You Listen Carefully… I’ll Show You How to Dance, attracting celebrities such as Lucy Boynton, Kate Bosworth, and Alexa Chung.

Marianne Faithfull was in attendance too, with the French designer having tapped the singer to recite poetry for the soundtrack. In addition, Ramsay-Levi utilised prints from her friend Rita Ackermann’s artwork in the ready-to-wear range and engaged sculptor Marion Verboom to create the gilded totem poles that lined the runway.

According to the show notes, the designs are “an exploration of masculine codes and ethereal womanhood,” as well as an examination of the “women who reject the boundaries of classical definition”.

Showcasing muted earth tones, the spectacle opened with Kaia Gerber walking the runway in a beige shirt dress with orange embroidery on the sleeves and a brown leather belt. The outfit was accessorised with dark red socks and chunky brown leather brogues.

Silhouettes verged on the conservative side, with models sporting long polka dot dresses with wide white collars, long denim skirts with forest green cardigans, beige wide-legged trousers and plaid tops, while elements of Ackermann’s creations appeared as patchworks on shirts and pleated skirts.

Elsewhere, coats were a big focus, with Gigi Hadid modelling a long brown wool version over a long dress with sheer black panelling, and other models showing off quilted uniform-style options and belted trench coats with oversized shoulders.

To conclude, Ramsay-Levi included a line-up of feminine dresses, with highlights including a dark green number featuring voluminous sleeves, and a buttery yellow gown with jewelled elements on the neckline.

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Lucy Boynton confirmed to play Marianne Faithfull in biopic

Lucy Boynton has been confirmed as the lead in a new Marianne Faithfull biopic.The British actress, who is best known for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s girlfriend Mary Austin in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, was first rumoured to be portraying t…

Lucy Boynton has been confirmed as the lead in a new Marianne Faithfull biopic.

The British actress, who is best known for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s girlfriend Mary Austin in 2018’s Bohemian Rhapsody, was first rumoured to be portraying the 1960s icon back in October, and her casting was officially announced on Tuesday.

Boynton will also serve as an executive producer on Ian Bonhote’s new film, titled Faithfull, alongside Julia Taylor-Stanley, Colin Vaines, and Andee Ryder.

“I fell in love with this project the second I read it so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of telling Marianne’s story both as an actor and, for the first time, as an executive producer, especially alongside this creative team,” she said in a statement. “I can’t wait to really get started.”

Set in London in the mid-1960s, Faithfull will follow the singer-songwriter’s roller coaster journey from being discovered as a convent schoolgirl at the age of 17, finding fame as a pop idol, living through hedonistic times and a tumultuous romance with Mick Jagger, to ending up as a homeless drug addict in Soho.

“Marianne is an extraordinary woman who rebelled against the male-dominated music industry,” Bonhote added. “The film will explore female-issues as well as the injustices she suffered in her quest to be recognised as an artist. I’m honoured to collaborate with Lucy and Julia to shine a light on Marianne’s timeless story.”

Casting is currently underway for an actor to play the Rolling Stones frontman ahead of the movie’s start date in the autumn.

“I am delighted that my story is finally being made with my dream team of Lucy, Julia and Ian,” Faithfull, 73, added.

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Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton team up for virtual reality project

Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton have joined forces for new virtual reality project entitled Glimpse.According to Variety, the narrative is “set in the imaginative mind of a heartbroken panda… a talented illustrator who is going through a painful bre…

Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton have joined forces for new virtual reality project entitled Glimpse.

According to Variety, the narrative is “set in the imaginative mind of a heartbroken panda… a talented illustrator who is going through a painful breakup from his girlfriend – a deer called Rice, who dreams of becoming a musician.”

The script for the project will be written and directed by Benjamin Cleary and VR creator Michael O’Connor, with the Rocketman star, 29, and 25-year-old Bohemian Rhapsody actress voicing the panda and deer, respectively.

“I was so excited to get involved with Glimpse. Its storyline and themes are some I find the most exciting and intriguing to explore,” Boynton shared about the project. “I love that as beautiful and enchanting as it is visually, it doesn’t sugar-coat anything. It feels really poignant, authentic and hopeful. I fell in love with the characters and the script immediately.”

O’Connor added the concept “was born out of this fascination with how we remember and relive the many threads of a romantic relationship from its beautiful birth to its mournful end.”

Glimpse will be entered in the Venice Virtual Reality Interactive showcase and unveiled during the Venice Film Festival, which runs from 28 August to 7 September.

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Bohemian Rhapsody role has left a lasting impression on Lucy Boynton’s style

Bohemian Rhapsody has inspired actress Lucy Boynton’s fashion choices. The 25 year old, who plays Freddy Mercury’s lover and confidant Mary Austin in the Queen biopic, reveals the film’s wardrobe pieces left a lasting impression on her – and she has u…

Bohemian Rhapsody has inspired actress Lucy Boynton’s fashion choices.

The 25 year old, who plays Freddy Mercury’s lover and confidant Mary Austin in the Queen biopic, reveals the film’s wardrobe pieces left a lasting impression on her – and she has upped her style game ever since the movie wrapped.

“I think every job that I do, I get very carried away with the style and all of that, especially with Bohemian Rhapsody; we’ve been having a lot of fun with bright colours and the bold feelings of the 70s,” she tells Us Weekly.

Lucy’s cosmetics have also been overhauled after her experiences in the makeup room with her real-life boyfriend, Rami Malek, who plays Freddie in the movie.

“Jo Baker (Boynton’s makeup artist) always does my makeup and we’ve been getting slightly more experimental…,” she explains. “If you’re gonna go big, you might as well while promoting Freddie Mercury. I’m really following his footsteps!”

Meanwhile, the actress is thrilled the film – and her man – are picking up so much buzz, because she gets to attend awards ceremonies in stunning gowns.

“I wish I could always be wearing the dresses I do on the red carpet, I’m not gonna lie,” she shares. “I would go anywhere in one of those ballgowns.”

Malek has been at her side throughout the awards season and occasionally appears to be in sync with his girlfriend when it comes to his fashion choices, but Boynton insists the two don’t co-ordinate their outfits in advance.

“When it’s looked somewhat co-ordinated, it’s always been a bit of a shock… but I’ve always really admired his style,” she explains. “His stylist, Ilaria Urbinati, is one of my favourite people and has such great taste and is always very out there.”

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Valentino unveils opulent fall 18 couture collection

Valentino presented an opulent collection filled with ‘60s flair for its fall 2018 couture line.Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his latest high-end range for the Italian fashion house at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on Wednesday night (04Jul…

Valentino presented an opulent collection filled with ‘60s flair for its fall 2018 couture line.

Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli presented his latest high-end range for the Italian fashion house at the Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on Wednesday night (04Jul18) as part of Paris Couture Week.

The show drew in a number of A-list names, such as Amber Heard, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nicky Hilton, Olivia Palermo and Lucy Boynton, while label founder Valentino Garavani, 86, also sat on the front row.

Speaking to Vogue prior to the spectacle, Piccioli explained that the range was inspired by a variety of influences, including medieval armour, Greek mythology, 17th and 18th century painting and David Bowie’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust.

“(The line is) Renaissance meets Versailles meets ’60s whatever,” he told the fashion publication, adding that he enjoys exploring the fantastical elements that couture allows. “With ready-to-wear, your vision of beauty relates to the times you are living in. Couture involves a deeper and more intimate perspective, to go further into your own vision of beauty.”

The show opened with a model sporting a bright blue dress with patchwork cape featuring gold fabric and had her hair styled by Guido Palau into a teased coif.

A pink silk dress with oversized sleeves followed, as did a lemon-yellow shirt and burgundy trouser combination that was topped off with an emerald green sequin cape.

Retro touches were evident in graphic printed capes and belted coats, pussy bows shirts and the bold pink and blue eyeshadow swipes across the models’ eyelids, while the inspiration of classical art was apparent in a ruched chartreuse silk shirt with high collar.

Highlights of the line included a pale pink feathered gown as worn by model Kaia Gerber and a dramatic gown with off-the-shoulder neckline made from Valentino’s signature red fabric.

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