Front Row at Chloé

Clémence Poésy and Mélanie Thierry were among the front row at the fall show.

Clémence Poésy

Clémence Poésy

Photo By Stephane Feugere

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WWDStyle issue 03/08/2011

PRISON BREAK: There’s nothing like a good fashion show for light entertainment. That was the case for a gang of French actresses playing some mighty tough roles who packed into the Chloé show on Monday. Mélanie Thierry, for instance, is shooting in the feature film debut of director Stéphane Cazes, “Le Sens de Nos Peines,” in which she plays a pregnant inmate. “We’re filming in a real prison. It’s pretty tough, but it’s important,” she said. Clémence Poésy is the latest actress to portray Joan of Arc, meanwhile, having recently wrapped “Jeanne Captive.” The Philippe Ramos-directed flick is up for selection for Cannes.

Anaïs Demoustier, 23, also could be hitting the French Riviera film festival for “Sponsoring,” a Polish movie directed by Malgorzata Szumowska in which she plays a student who prostitutes herself. Working alongside Juliette Binoche was a powerful experience, she said. “We started filming just after she won the best actress award at Cannes, but it’s really important to be able to cut off from the fact that you’re working with a major celebrity, otherwise you’ll lose the focus,” said the actress, who has already spied a long white Chloé dress for the red carpet, should the film be selected. “I like the idea of wearing flats with it, as it’s fresh and I think you can get away with it when you’re young,” she said.