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Juliette Binoche picked up the Cannes International Film Festival award for Best Actress wearing a custom-made, Celine gown.

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Juliette Binoche in Celine.

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CELINE’S CANNES WIN: Celine’s chic minimalism has reached the red carpet. In Cannes on Sunday night, a radiant Juliette Binoche collected the Cannes International Film Festival award for Best Actress wearing a custom-made off-white silk crepe bustier gown accessorized with a pink gold metal belt, designed by Celine’s creative director, Phoebe Philo. Binoche stars in Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami’s Tuscan romance, “Certified Copy.” “It’s very [Phoebe], very graphic,” Binoche said of the gown from the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Celine. The French actress, who spoke to WWD at a dinner during the run up to the event’s closing ceremony, noted that the look is quite different from her usual style. As the face of this year’s festival poster, Binoche has paraded an array of custom-made designer looks during the 12-day event, which wrapped up Sunday. Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz, who designed Binoche’s entire wardrobe for “Certified Copy,” also created the custom-made draped gold lamé gown worn by Binoche to the movie’s premiere on May 18. Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, who said he regards Binoche as the best French actress today, designed an haute couture tuxedo for the actress to wear to the annual Vanity Fair party, worn with a feathered top from the house’s spring couture show, while Nina Ricci dressed Binoche for the W magazine and Style Star dinner on Friday. Harvey Weinstein, who made five movies with the actress, including “The English Patient,” for which she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 1996, said that on top of her good looks, Binoche radiates inner beauty. “It’s outwards and inwards — and the combination is delectable,” said Weinstein, who revealed to WWD that he is in talks to possibly stage a musical production of the film “Chocolat,” in which Binoche played the lead role. Peter Dundas, creative director of Emilio Pucci, who also made a few film festival frocks for the Gallic star, said of Binoche, “She’s a French icon. I’ve loved her since ‘The English Patient.’ She’s one of those women who embodies French cinema.”

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