Marion Cotillard’s dress was custom made for Cannes in 322 hours. Marion Cotillard’s dress, walking on the red carpet with the sparkle of her dress, was made with 322 hours of workmanship.
Marion Cotillard hit the red carpet at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. The 45-year-old actress took 322 hours to make her dress, which was created with lace layers and embellishments.
The opening ceremony of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, which is always a prominent event for those who love to watch red carpet fashion, hosted assertive outfits. Particularly, the shining Chanel dress of Marion Cotillard, the lead actress of the festival opening film Annette, was dazzling.
The dress, created with layers of silver lace and embellishments, belongs to one of the latest fashion collections that the fashion house introduced amid the pandemic last summer.
Cotillard admitted that she wanted to wear the dress from the first time she saw it in July 2020, during the presentation of her small couture collection that could not be shown at the fashion show.
“I didn’t know what the situation was going to be, but as soon as I heard that the festival was about to start, I thought Cannes was the best place to wear such a gorgeous dress. It has a very artistic, feminine feel. It’s like that silver material has been poured over the lace. It’s more of a work of art than a dress,” said the 45-year-old actress. It’s reminiscent and that’s what I love about it.”
According to Harpersbazaar’s report, 322 hours were spent creating the dress, which consisted of three types of lace draped over double white silk tulle, with the mirrored aluminum effect created by wrapping silicon in glass plates and heating it over the lace.
“I am passionate about this festival and it makes me happy to come to this year’s opening with Annette, who invites people to experience a wonderful cinematographic adventure,” the French actress said of Cannes.
“We’ve been waiting a year to show Annette, we were supposed to be in Cannes last year, so it’s a good closure to come back here and present her with a will and aspiration in a world that is slowly coming to life. Art is needed,” said Marion Cotillard.