CANNES, France (AP) — Taking an edgy style risk, Marion Cotillard showed up at the Cannes Film Festival wearing a short Maison Martin Margiela couture dress made of bric-a-brac from a flea market.
The gamble paid off beautifully.
Cotillard was the star of the "Two Days, One Night" screening Tuesday by Belgian director-brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne.
Cotillard's colorful minidress in silk organdy and pongee, which sported a turtleneck, was make of myriad bric-a-brac including screws, beads, buttons and bits of beer cans from Paris and Brussels.
It came from the Maison Martin Margiela spring-summer 2014 collection and took a reported 67 hours to make.
The marvelous look was the most inventive seen at the festival so far.
— by Thomas Adamson — http://twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP