We have added x11 new outtakes from the ID Magazine photoshoot with Angelo Pennetta to the gallery …
It may be a bit early for holiday shopping but that didn’t stop guests from adding to their wish lists at Louis Vuitton’s Celebrating Monogram dinner, held on November 7th at the Museum of Modern Art in honor of the six iconoclasts chosen to reinterpret a timeless icon of style and create their very own piece using the instantly recognizable Louis Vuitton canvas. Participants Cindy Sherman, Christian Louboutin, Marc Newson, and Karl Lagerfeld were all on deck to celebrate the collaboration as were artistic director of women’s collections Nicolas Ghesquière and Louis Vuitton chairman and CEO Michael Burke. “It was carte blanche for the artists,” Burke explained, “So, it was interesting to see how they would enter into a tango with something that was there before them and will be there long after we’re gone—how do you dance with eternity?”
This must have been the question on everyone’s lips as eager attendees including Michelle Williams, Karlie Kloss, Lil Buck, and Larry Gagosian took a peek at the goods. From the looks of it, the talented group proved more than up to the task, though Frank Gehry did admit to the challenge of moving from skyscrapers to handbags, “Well, they had already set the bar pretty high.”
“I love Karl’s boxing gloves!” André Leon Talley announced as he walked the red carpet with will.i.am, draped in a burgundy cape by Public School. (Lagerfeld, who referenced boxing in his fall 2014 campaign for Chanel, would later clarify that in addition to being the ultimate luxury, his designs were also practical: “Women have to kick the asses of the men too, you know!”)
Meanwhile, supermodel Stephanie Seymour, an avid art collector, had her eye on Cindy Sherman’s “Studio in a Trunk.” “It’s my Christmas dream!” she admitted. “I did a pen campaign for Vuitton in the ’90s and I didn’t want to get paid, I just wanted luggage. They gave me one of the big trunks, and I had my monogram put on them. I really cherish them now.”
Fresh from the CMA Awards, Nicole Kidman flew in for the occasion looking every bit the Hollywood glamazon in a second skin of embellished red silk. Ashley Olsen also joined the Friday night festivities toting a studded handbag designed by her date Christian Louboutin, alongside whom she posed for pictures in a pop-up portrait studio manned by Patrick Demarchelier. The French front arrived in the form of Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Adèle Exarchopoulos, who greeted American friends with saluts and ça vas.
From models to muses, artists to actresses, attendees swapped stories about their first forays into the world of Vuitton and discussed the famed monogram over coupes de champagne. “Louis Vuitton is synonymous with adventure,” mused Jennifer Connelly who arrived with husband Paul Bettany wearing a sequined red minidress from longtime friend Nicolas Ghesquière’s spring collection. Sofia Coppola, also wearing the brand, seemed to agree: “I think of fantasy but also of travel and glamour.” For Chloë Sevigny, who wore a playful white minidress from the house and a patchwork leather handbag, the famous initials evoked a very special someone: “Lil’ Kim! I always think of Lil’ Kim because she took it to the next level which she often does.”
Before ducking into dinner, actress Mia Goth expanded on the power of the monogram, explaining,
“It’s a very universal brand but at the same time it’s very personal and I love how intricate that relationship is.” Actress Melissa George agreed, reminiscing, “My first purchase when I started to be an actress was a Louis Vuitton scarf. I was only sixteen years old, and I wanted to buy something that really carried meaning—something that said, ‘I’m making it.’ To me that was Louis Vuitton.”
A forest near the Co Antrim town is the location for a terrifying new post-Apocalyptic film set in Northern Ireland. Maureen Coleman joins stars Martin McCann and Mia Goth as they shoot the final scenes.
The ruthlessness of survival in a post-apocalyptic world is the main theme of a new thriller shooting in Northern Ireland. Written and directed by Enniskillen-based 2013 Screen Star of Tomorrow Stephen Fingleton, The Survivalist is a story of one man living alone on a farm in a time of starvation.
His isolation is shattered with the arrival of two visitors, a mother and her teenage daughter, desperate for food. When the mother offers up her daughter, an uneasy arrangement ensues. The farm then comes under attack from outsiders, forcing the trio to work together to survive, developing loyalties which will be tested when food runs short.
The dystopian movie stars Belfast actor Martin McCann (The Pacific, Closing The Ring, Killing Bono) in the title role, with up-and-coming actress Mia Goth, girlfriend of Hollywood hellraiser Shia LaBeouf, playing his love interest, Milja. Award-winning stage actress Olwen Fouere plays her mother, Kathryn.
Filming of The Survivalist began early last month and was expected to wrap this week, with most of the scenes shot in a forest outside Ballymoney.
McCann’s character, whose name is never revealed, has set up home in a makeshift cabin in the heart of the woods. He grows food on a small farm – protecting his land from thieves and foragers with man traps and a shotgun. The long years of living alone have taken a toll on him and he starts to lose his grip on reality. As his feelings for Milja grow, her mother schemes to take control of the farm.
It’s a hugely different role from any 30-year-old McCann has taken on before. First of all, there are the sex scenes, which McCann has never tackled in the past, but says are almost obligatory for an actor. And he had to change his appearance as well, consulting the same nutritionist Michael Fassbender turned to for help when shedding several stone to play Bobby Sands in Hunger. McCann’s weight loss was not as dramatic, but he had to look convincing as a man living off the fruits of the land.
The IFTA-winning actor first came to the attention of writer and director Fingleton when he was cast to play a forager in a short pilot called Magpie, which acted as a precursor to The Survivalist. Fingleton was impressed with McCann’s performance and invited him back to play the title role in his first feature film.
Writer/director Stephen Fingleton, a 2013 Screen International Star of Tomorrow, has started principal photography on his debut feature, dystopian thriller The Survivalist.
The shoot for the Fyzz Facility production started on June 9.
Martin McCann, Olwen Fouere and Barry Ward star alongside a 2014 Screen Star of Tomorrow, Mia Goth.
Fingleton developed the script through Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus scheme. The hot property appeared on the 2012 US Black List and topped the 2013 Brit List of unproduced screenplays.
The story is set in a world where the grid has gone down and humanity is starving. A loner in a forest meets a woman and her teenage daughter, who must work together to survive.
Producers of The Survivalist are Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery.
The Fyzz Facility earlier this year produced the shortMagpie as an “introduction to the world of The Survivalist.” That short, supported by Northern Ireland Screen and the BFI, can be viewed here: www.magpieshort.com
The London Evening Standard posted this article (mostly focusing on Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams) but with a little pic of Mia as “one of the stars of tomorrow!” …