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WINTER WARMERS: The fur in the audience rivaled that on the catwalk at the Fendi show Thursday, which drew an international crew of bright young things. Liu Wen, wrapped up in a shaggy electric pink Fendi coat, said she was eager to try her own hand at designing. “One day I would love to have my clothing line, but I have to wait because when you’re young, you must learn a lot. Right now, I still feel like a new girl,” the Chinese model mused.
Seated next to her older sister Delfina Delettrez was Leonetta Fendi, the youngest daughter of Fendi creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi, doing her own take on the models’ Mohawk hairstyles in a knit hat resembling a rooster’s head.
“Now I go to school in Scotland. I live among the sheep, but it’s an experience that is really changing me,” the teenager said, adding she is passionate about politics and eco-sustainability — in particular her aunt Ilaria Venturini’s eco-sustainable accessories label Carmina Campus. “Maybe in the future I’ll help her or continue her work,” Fendi said.
On the other side of the catwalk, Tallulah Harlech, Leigh Lezark and Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher sat near American DJ Mia Moretti, who revealed she will be among the judges of MTV’s new DJ talent show, due to air in April. “I was pretty nervous, but I’m so passionate about music that it felt very natural too,” she said.
French actress Louise Bourgoin has been expanding her horizons with her first English-language role in the upcoming “Love Punch,” starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan. “I play a sort of bored billionaire’s wife who is kind of hysterical,” she said. “It was a lot of fun, because English is much more lively rhythmically than the French language, and it’s much more suited to comedy.”
Ana Girardot will be heading to French Riviera soon to start filming on Christopher Thompson’s “Dix jours en mai” (“Ten Days in May” in English), which stars Adrien Brody as a filmmaker who takes his movie to the Cannes Film Festival. Expect life to meet art when the crew shoots scenes during the actual festival.
Bulgarian painter Oda Jaune, known for her surreal and unsettling imagery, said she is preparing for a solo exhibition at the Michael Fuchs Galerie in Berlin in October. “I’m curious to see where it goes. I never know what’s going to happen in the end. As I don’t do drawings before, it develops on the canvas,” she confided.