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Front Row at Armani Privé

Milla Jovovich, Catherine Deneuve and Naomie Harris were among the guests.

UNDERSTUDY: Exhausted from the intensity of playing Winnie Mandela in the upcoming biopic “Long Walk to Freedom,” Naomie Harris is taking a well-earned break. “I’ve never done so much research for anyone I’ve ever played. Because she’s an icon, I wanted to represent her properly. It was very intense,” the “Skyfall” actress confided at the Armani Privé show in what was her first time attending couture week.

Milla Jovovich has also been a studious girl lately, and is brushing up on her classics. “I’m starting doing a modern-day version of Shakespeare’s ‘Cymbeline’ in the fall,” she said. Jovovich, who is staying in Paris for the summer to help her five-year-old daughter brush up on her French, admitted she hadn’t been familiar with the play, one of the Bard’s less-known works. “I had to look it up,” she confided.

Catherine Deneuve had a couple of days off from filming André Téchiné’s “French Riviera” with Guillaume Canet and was using the time to take in some shows. “I’m not filming today or tomorrow, so I’m able to see Armani today and Gaultier tomorrow,” she explained.

Alyson Le Borges, the granddaughter of Alain Delon; Clotilde Courau and husband Emanuele Filiberto; designer Edouard Vermeulen, and Tunisian-born model Afef Jnifen were also among the guests.