Pierre Cardin documentary lands release date

A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954. Now, filmmakers …

A documentary about the life and work of Pierre Cardin is to be released in August.

The fashion designer, who founded his house in 1950, is famous for his use of geometric shapes and motifs, having introduced the “bubble dress” in 1954.

Now, filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes have confirmed they will unveil the project, titled House of Cardin, ahead of New York Fashion Week in September. In addition, a premiere will take place in Paris, with the 97-year-old expected to be in attendance.

“House of Cardin brings a fresh understanding of just how incredibly groundbreaking Pierre Cardin’s role in the fashion industry has been,” said Robert Schwartzman, co-founder of Utopia. “From his unique and fearless design aesthetic to his vision for brand licensing development and celebration of diversity, Cardin laid a foundation for much of the modern-day fashion industry that we see today.”

Utopia has acquired the distribution rights to the documentary for North America. The film was originally set to be shown as part of the San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, and Seattle film festivals, among others, before the coronavirus crisis hit the U.S. and led to numerous postponements.

Ebersole and Hughes produced the film under their banner, The Ebersole Hughes Company, alongside Cori Coppola.

As an authorised feature, Cardin has granted the directors exclusive access to his archives and provided new interviews. House of Cardin also features appearances from the likes of Naomi Campbell, Sharon Stone, Jenny Shimizu, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alice Cooper, Dionne Warwick, and Philippe Starck.

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Sharon Stone’s 1996 Oscars dress was ruined by delivery driver

Sharon Stone had to put together an outfit from her own wardrobe for the 1996 Oscars after her custom-made gown was ruined by a FedEx driver. The actress shunned the traditional gown and walked the red carpet in a more casual ensemble featuring a grey…

Sharon Stone had to put together an outfit from her own wardrobe for the 1996 Oscars after her custom-made gown was ruined by a FedEx driver.

The actress shunned the traditional gown and walked the red carpet in a more casual ensemble featuring a grey turtleneck, black Valentino skirt, and Armani tuxedo dress at the 1996 event, where she was nominated for the first time for her role in Casino.

But during a recent chat with Naomi Campbell on her YouTube series No Filter with Naomi, the 62-year-old revealed that she was supposed to wear an outfit by Vera Wang but had to make a last-minute change due to the delivery driver mishap.

“Vera (Wang) was making me two dresses and we were trying to make one from this Fortuny fabric, and it kept stretching and changing and moving, so we weren’t quite sure it was going to come together but we were experimenting,” she explained. “We were making this other great dress, this pink dress, and it came and the FedEx guy dropped it out of the back of his truck and backed up over it. The box broke open and the dress had a black tire track across the whole of the front of (it). The day before the Oscars.”

Stone admitted she “freaked out” and called up Ellen Mirojnick, the Basic Instinct costume designer, and she pulled together an outfit from her wardrobe.

“I just kept throwing (clothes) on the bedroom floor, and she just kept sitting there looking at them like it was a science problem,” the star recalled. “She eventually started putting things together, so we ended up putting together this Gap shirt and a ready-to-wear Valentino skirt, then I had this Armani tuxedo dress that I wore as a jacket, and I picked a Gardenia out of the garden… And that was it.”

She added that her mother noticed a large hole in the armpit of her top and sewed it as she was leaving for the event, and predicted that Susan Sarandon would beat her to the Best Actress prize. Her “psychic” mum turned out to be right.

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Kristen Wiig’s new blonde pixie cut inspired by Sharon Stone

Kristen Wiig’s pixie cut at the 2020 Oscars was inspired by Sharon Stone’s look in Basic Instinct.The 46-year-old was one of the presenters at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday and hit the red carpet wearing a stunning red ruffled Valentino haute co…

Kristen Wiig’s pixie cut at the 2020 Oscars was inspired by Sharon Stone’s look in Basic Instinct.

The 46-year-old was one of the presenters at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday and hit the red carpet wearing a stunning red ruffled Valentino haute couture gown and sporting a chic new ‘do.

Her stylist Erick Orellana told InStyle that Wiig was ready to change her hair and the look they both decided on was inspired by Stone’s platinum blonde locks in the 1992 thriller.

“We agreed that going shorter to a very soft yet chic pixie was a must, since it suits her smaller features,” he explained, adding that they found a picture of the Casino actress from the ’90s which the Bridesmaids star loved.

“What I loved about Sharon Stone’s look at that time was the fact that she took a shorter hairstyle that was mainly known for being cute to the sexy status. It was a game-changer, and iconic and bada*s because it was so unique – just as daring as her role in Basic Instinct,” Orellana shared.

He revealed that Wiig has “never had hair this short”, and while it took some convincing, the Wonder Woman 1984 actress overcame her nerves and went for the chop.

“We came to a nice agreement – Kristen has never had hair this short and this blonde, so change was nerve inducing. But with the right choice of photos, we created this fantastic red carpet look,” he added.

And the low-key pixie style, which Orellana coloured to a bright true blonde tone, will be easy for Wiig to maintain and still look effortlessly sexy.

“I love the versatility of this look; whether it’s sleek and textured or roughly tousled, it’s super attractive,” he added.

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Sharon Stone appreciates her body ‘so much more’ at 61

Sharon Stone likes her body “so much more” now she’s in her sixties.The Basic Instinct actress has opened up about her career and the ageing process in a cover interview for the November 2019 issue of Allure magazine. Reflecting on what it has been li…

Sharon Stone likes her body “so much more” now she’s in her sixties.

The Basic Instinct actress has opened up about her career and the ageing process in a cover interview for the November 2019 issue of Allure magazine.

Reflecting on what it has been like to get older in the public eye, having launched her Hollywood career in the early ’80s, Sharon insisted she no longer feels pressured to look a certain way.

“I like my body so much more,” she commented. “I’m so grateful to my body. When I was younger, everybody was telling me what was wrong with my body – too this, too that. When I got on Basic Instinct, they hired a make-up artist that put on pounds of make-up every day, and every day I went to my trailer and took the make-up off. But I wasn’t allowed to choose my make-up artist, nor was my name (above the title) on the poster.”

Sharon went on to name her biggest beauty regrets as overplucking her eyebrows and not wearing enough sunscreen when she was younger.

And although she experienced some huge challenges during her forties, such as her divorce from former husband Phil Bronstein and suffering a life-threatening stroke in 2001, the screen star acknowledged those were some of the years when she felt her most beautiful.

“My forties were so beautiful. I couldn’t work because women, once they got to be 40, were not given jobs in Hollywood. I was a mom with three beautiful little boys. I was recovering from a massive brain injury, and I was in custody court constantly over my oldest child. But there was something wonderful in that period of all those challenges,” the 61-year-old mused. “It was my period of the biggest change, but the period where I thought I was the most beautiful.”

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All I Wish filmmakers revamped plot for Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone became the star of new romantic comedy All I Wish after convincing producers to revamp the plot so it focused on a middle-aged woman looking for love. The film originally centred on a young, single woman in her 20s, who was searching for …

Sharon Stone became the star of new romantic comedy All I Wish after convincing producers to revamp the plot so it focused on a middle-aged woman looking for love.

The film originally centred on a young, single woman in her 20s, who was searching for The One while trying to get her life together.

Sharon was initially approached to portray the girl’s mother, but she ended up persuading filmmakers to revamp the storyline so it wasn’t so cliche.

“(I said), ‘Wouldn’t it be more interesting if a woman who was turning 50 didn’t have her life fully together, didn’t know what she wanted to do and be?’,” the actress recalled on breakfast show Today.

Writer/director Susan Walter agreed and tweaked her script, casting the Basic Instinct icon in the lead role.

“I think it tells the story more honestly from a woman’s perspective,” shared Sharon. “(It’s) written by a woman, directed by a woman, a lot of women on our crew.

“I just felt like we were telling a story that we’ve seen before but from a very different point of view.”

The actress, 60, was also thrilled to be surrounded by so many females onset, because it made such a change from the shoots she had become used to earlier on in her career.

“I was the only woman on set, where really, maybe the costume designer was the only other woman,” she remembered. “Even hair and make-up, when I started working, were all men.”

Meanwhile, Sharon took a very hands-on approach to All I Wish, signing on as a co-producer after landing the reworked project. The movie also stars Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen, and Ellen Burstyn.

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