Front Row at Dolce & Gabbana

Morgan Freeman clocked his first appearance at a fashion show, and was greeted with rapturous applause as he arrived at the Dolce & Gabbana show.

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Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman clocked his first appearance at a fashion show, and was greeted with rapturous applause and howls of delight as he arrived at the Dolce & Gabbana show Saturday. When asked about his future projects, Freeman laughed, “I’m looking for a job—can you help?” “Inglourious Basterds” actor Eli Roth and Peaches Geldof made their first appearance in Europe as a couple, which left them fielding a barrage of personal questions — some deemed “way too personal” by Geldof. Roth was happy to discuss the reason behind his passion for horror flicks. “It’s a physical experience, and if you like a girl, you have an excuse to grab her hand,” said Roth, whose latest movie, “The Last Exorcism,” hits theaters in August. “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford said he’ll be filming “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” with Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener in upstate New York in July. He’ll play a pacifist butcher, in case you’re wondering. Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves; Rachel Weisz, who just wrapped up “Dream House” with Daniel Craig; musician Lola Lennox, daughter of Annie Lennox, who performed live at a grand piano, and ballet star Roberto Bolle also took in the show.

“It’s amazing what they did and how long ago they did it,” marveled Freeman later that evening upon entering the exhibition staged at Milan’s City Hall to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dolce & Gabbana’s men’s line. He could have been talking about either the designers’ work or the 16th-century frescoes on the arched ceilings, which overlooked a high-tech retrospective, much of it on iPads. After the designers greeted guests, flanked by Milan mayor Letizia Moratti and fashion counselor Giovanni Terzi, Juliette Binoche was given a guided tour by Domenico Dolce, who asked her if she was “French, French.” “I’m a bit of Brazilian, Polish, Flemish — and a little French!” replied Binoche. Eva Herzigova, who wore a Dolce & Gabbana dress during her first modeling job at 17 for a Campari Soda ad, mused, “You always remember the beginnings more strongly, don’t you?” Monica Bellucci, wearing a lace corset mermaid dress, hardly managed to walk through the show, as gapers kept pulling and tugging, asking her to pose for photos with them. Note to pouty, standoff-ish starlets: Bellucci agreed to all.

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