Woody Allen has made over 40 films, and he's adding to that impressive list with this week's Blue Jasmine. In it, Cate Blanchett ventures to San Francisco, showcased beautifully in the trailer, and the city is only one distinctive backdrop that Allen has used. Click through to check out six of the director's picks for the perfect backdrops in his movies.
We couldn't be more thrilled that Cate Blanchett is back in the spotlight as she promotes her new Woody Allen flick, Blue Jasmine. At the latest Paris premiere, the actress selected a cobweb-inspired tulle dress from Christopher Kane's Resort 2014 collection. Before that, Cate gave us a beautiful and bright Roksanda Illinic that's worth seeing from all angles and a black-and-white Alexander McQueen gown. But there are so many more amazing red carpet moments from the great Cate. In honour of her new movie release, we're looking back on Cate's most fashion-forward red carpet moments of all time. True, they can't be re-created, but they sure are inspiring.
Should it really come as any surprise that the man who launched the Annie Hall aesthetic would focus his latest film on such a stylish plotline? Blue Jasmine's story is centred on a once-posh (read: designer-outfitted) leading lady who's had a recent fall from grace. Not only that, but also bolstering the flick's fashion credentials is the leading lady, certifiable designer darling Cate Blanchett. So when she and Woody Allen teamed up for their latest movie, the results were nothing short of fashion-forward.
The first style nod came from Chanel. The brand announced that the jacket worn throughout the beginning of the film's trailer (above) is indeed the label's. Not only is it a Karl Lagerfeld design, but it's also created specially for the film and paired with costume jewellery from the house. Of the collaboration, costume designer Suzy Benzinger told Lucky that when she asked Lagerfeld to contribute, he simply said, "For Cate, I'd do anything."
And that's not the only label love: a close watch of the trailer and we spotted a monogram Louis Vuitton Speedy (at the 0:08 mark), a silver-buckle Hermès belt (0:30), and a tan Birkin (1:02). Scroll down to see which other notable designer made a stylish product placement.
If history is any indication, Cate Blanchett can expect an Oscar nomination for her leading role in Woody Allen's new movie Blue Jasmine — and those four reasons are named Penélope Cruz, Dianne Wiest, Diane Keaton, and Mira Sorvino! We're looking back at Woody's winning habit of getting Oscar gold for his leading ladies.
Emma Stone had the company of her boyfriend, Andrew Garfield, to attend her current director Woody Allen's jazz concert in Antibes, France, on Sunday. Emma is spending time in the Cote d'Azur to begin filming for the new, untitled Woody project, in which she co-stars with Colin Firth, who was also in attendance to show support for the famed director's concert in the South of France. Emma, Andrew and Colin watched as Woody, who is an accomplished jazz clarinetist, showed off his musical talents on stage with the New Orleans Jazz Band. Emma is moving on to a new leading man on the big screen in Colin after wrapping up production with Andrew on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in NYC last month.
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas got married on Saturday! The Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock star had some of his co-stars in attendance, most notably Tina Fey, who posed for photographers on her way into St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York with her husband Jeff Richmond. Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels was also on hand to witness the nuptials, as were Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi, Law and Order: SVU actress Mariska Hargitay, and Alec’s famous family, including his brothers Billy and Stephen. Alec wore a Tom Ford suit for the occasion while his bride, a yoga instructor, was spotted in a grey dress carrying a garment bag — she reportedly wore a gown by Amsale, who also dressed Alec’s 16-year-old daughter Ireland.
Since the wedding, Alec and Hilaria, who will take Baldwin as her surname, tweeted pictures of their wedding bands, and Hilaria posted a photo of her and Alec kissing with the caption, “What a weekend.”
Penélope Cruz wore Emilio Pucci to join her To Rome With Love co-stars in NYC yesterday for a screening at the Paris Theatre in honour of their film's US release tomorrow. She linked up with co-stars Alec Baldwin, Greta Gerwig, and director Woody Allen for the premiere. Alec made the rounds with fiancée Hilaria Thomas on his arm, while Woody Allen fan Jon Hamm stepped out with his girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt. Penélope, though, skipped out on the star-studded afte rparty held at Casa Lever. Chris Rock came out for the celebration, and caught up with John Legend.
So far, early To Rome With Love reviews are mixed. It's his and Penélope's second project together after 2008's Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Penélope was thrilled to pair up with Woody again, saying at a press conference on Tuesday, "I find him so fascinating. He's so unique. I'm lucky that I get to be directed by somebody that I admire so much, and I am lucky I get to hang out with him."
With a heads up from Pop, we're looking forward to the coming season's onslaught of silver-screen blockbusters and indie films and, of course, the inspiring movie fashion that comes with them. Specifically, we're dying to see what Penelope Cruz will be wearing (aside from that sexy little red minidress) in Woody Allen's To Rome With Love, how Michelle Williams could possibly make us fall in love with her laid-back gamine style even more in Take This Waltz, or what Chloë Moretz's '70s ensembles will look like in Tim Burton's zany Dark Shadows. Just like our affinity for small screen style, we love watching our favourite celebs transform into their onscreen characters, wardrobe 'n' all! Take a peek at the flicks we're most excited to see and style you can emulate now.
Penelope Cruz continued a busy day of press for To Rome With Love at the movie's Italian premiere last night. She began the morning at a photo call for the Woody Allen picture along with her co-stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alec Baldwin, and Roberto Benigni. For the morning event, Penelope donned a black Dolce & Gabanna dress. She showed some brand loyalty by attending the screening in a gold gown from the Italian design duo. Her hair, set in a braided bun, set off her glowing complexion, smokey eye makeup and nude lip. Woody's latest project is another star-studded European affair — check out the To Rome With Love trailer! In addition to Penelope, Alec, Roberto, and Jesse, the film also features Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig, and Judy Davis. It's out in Italy next week, but doesn't hit theaters in the US until June after a debut at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Its Australian release has not yet been announced.
Woody Allen has hit home runs with European-set films Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Match Point and Midnight in Paris, but can he do it again in Italy? We'll have our answer with To Rome With Love, which follows another star-studded cast as their love lives get a little more complicated in — you guessed it — Rome. This time, the line-up includes Jesse Eisenberg as a guy who's seduced by his girlfriend's friend (Ellen Page), Penélope Cruz as an Italian prostitute, and Allen himself wearing some pants that are pulled up very high.
As with Midnight in Paris, it's obvious that the setting is going to be a major character here, which is enough of a reason for me to be enticed by the film. My only gripe is that Page seems a bit miscast as the boyfriend-stealing sexpot, but I can definitely see her and Eisenberg as a match. Watch the trailer when you read more.