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04.21.2014
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Henry Cavill, the hot British actor, watched the finals of The Gucci Masters, a four-day equestrian competition.

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Henry Cavill and Frida Giannini

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GIDDY UP: “Any occasion to get dressed up and come to horse shows, I’ll jump on it,” up-and-coming British actor Henry Cavill said Sunday as he took in the finals of The Gucci Masters, a four-day equestrian competition sponsored by the Italian leather goods giant and held at the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition grounds. The 26-year-old star of the Showtime series “The Tudors” said his next big-screen project is a lead role in a sword-and-sandals film called “War of Gods,” directed by Tarsem Singh. It starts shooting in April. “It’s Caravaggio meets ‘Fight Club,’” Cavill said by way of summary.

Marion Cotillard and her paramour Guillaume Canet, wearing matching dark fedoras, and the accomplished equestrienne Charlotte Casiraghi, dressed in a caramel leather Gucci coat and towering heels, were among other VIPs at the event.

It culminated with Gucci creative director Frida Giannini awarding the 200,000 euro, or $292,340 at current exchange, Gucci Grand Prize to competitor Jos Lansink, representing Belgium. For Giannini, not only did the event represent a return to the Florentine house’s roots, but it was also a chance to revisit an old passion. “I grew up with horses and rode constantly until I was 18,” she said. “Now I hardly have time so being here is like a dream for me.” To mark the occasion, she created two limited edition products — a silk scarf and a wool horse blanket ($358 and $5,115, respectively, at current exchange). These were displayed at the brand’s stand along with a selection of current items and vintage pieces, among them a 1971 Jackie bag and Seventies-era equestrian-inspired jewelry.

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