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Front Row at Givenchy

Noomi Rapace, best known for her role in the adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” felt right at home on Givenchy’s pitch-dark show set.

Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler

Photo By Stephane Feugere

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WWDStyle issue 03/07/2011

Noomi Rapace, best known for her role as Lisbeth Salander in the original adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium Trilogy,” felt right at home on Givenchy’s pitch-dark show set Sunday. The Swedish actress is to play an archaeologist in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi project “Prometheus,” which starts shooting in Britain in two weeks. “She’s very strong and sharp, and she is a believer. I like her. She’s one of my best characters so far,” she said of the part. “When you play somebody like Lisbeth, it’s kind of hard to find something that matches her, because she’s so strong and she’s very complex.”

Givenchy brand ambassador Liv Tyler is getting set for the April release of “Super,” in which she plays the wife of an ordinary guy who sets out to become a superhero. Joining her at the show were Kanye West, Nicole Richie and Florence Welch, fresh off playing at the Chanel dinner the previous night. Rounding out the designer contingent were Gareth Pugh and Mugler’s Nicola Formichetti.

Welch, front woman of the English band Florence and the Machine, said she’s working on a new album, and would resume touring in the U.S. in July. What’s she feeling in the way of stage style? “Blouses, bows, exciting prints and long skirts,” she teased, caressing the tie-neck of her Givenchy ensemble.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has been preparing for exhibitions of his paintings, in between jet-setting with girlfriend Ana Araujo. “In fact, I can’t even remember where we were last,” he mused. Asked if Rio de Janeiro was among recent destinations, it all came back to him. “Well, it was a bit crowded where we were on Ipanema beach,” he replied.

Laetitia Casta has been going to Rio every day — but in spirit only. She is doing the voice-over for a parrot in the French version of the animated movie “Rio.” “It’s a lot of fun. It’s like going back to childhood,” she said. Next up is a remake of a French children’s classic, “War of the Buttons.” Fittingly enough, she plays the woman selling the buttons.