Women’s Wear Daily
04.16.2014

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Front Row at Chanel Couture

Tilda Swinton, Lily Allen and Ana Girardot attended the couture show in Paris on Tuesday.

Ana Girardot

BAND OF INSIDERS: Arriving at the Chanel haute couture show in Paris on Tuesday, Tilda Swinton — flanked by her partner Sandro Kopp and designer Haider Ackermann — was greeted by a bevy of friends, including Dutch designer Iris van Herpen and model Casey Legler. Swinton has a slew of projects in the works. “Only Lovers Left Alive,” Jim Jarmusch’s vampire romance, was screened at the Sundance Film Festival last week, and the actress will also be seen in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Theorem.” The latter has her playing a psychiatrist.

“Yes, Dr. Shrink-Rom,” she deadpanned. “I’m an online psychiatrist — one can only fantasize. I’m a shrink, on a ROM. You can upload me, and I can get viruses, too. I can be messed with, I can be hacked.”

Legler, the first woman to be signed exclusively as a male model, said she is collaborating with Alarm Will Sound, a 20-member band that has a residency at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, on a short film that will premiere at the Edinburgh International Fashion Festival in July. She also plans to publish a book this year. “It’s creative nonfiction, and it’s set in 1996 and 1997,” said the former swimmer, who competed in the 1996 Olympics.

Ana Girardot, whose face is plastered all over town in billboard advertisements for William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” said she had yet to spot one. “I don’t know why, I haven’t seen the poster once,” she said. “People keep sending me photos of it.”

The French actress made her stage debut opposite Niels Schneider last week, and expects the play to run at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin for three to six months.

Rising French electronic musician Owlle has just released her debut album, “France,” which takes its title from her real first name, and will kick off a tour with a gig at the Point Ephémère in Paris on Feb. 12. Further down the row, Lily Allen posed for pictures with G-Dragon and Taeyang of South Korean boy band Big Bang.

Meanwhile, Hélène Fillières has just wrapped filming on the final series of “Mafiosa,” the Canal Plus show in which she plays a female, Corsican version of Tony Soprano. “It’s very emotional, and at the same time, it’s also soothing in a way, because that character is quite difficult and quite dark. So in a way, you start a new life when you leave behind a character that murky,” she said.

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