Monday, November 16, 2015

Léa Seydoux Went Full Marilyn Monroe in White, Pleated Prada

Léa Seydoux Went Full Marilyn Monroe in White, Pleated Prada:

Léa Seydoux in Prada at "Spectre"'s Beijing, China premiere on Thursday. Photo: Prada
Léa Seydoux in Prada at "Spectre"'s Beijing, China premiere on Thursday. Photo: Prada
For the last three weeks, Léa Seydoux has been busy promoting the hell out of the just-released 007 film, "Spectre," in which she's the franchise's latest Bond girl. The actress (who's moonlighting as the current face of Miu Miu) has debuted a new bespoke Prada gown at just about every premiere. Miuccia Prada, it turns out, will pull out all the stops if one of her spokeswomen is the star of a James Bond movie. As Léa's sister Camille told us last week, each red carpet look has been custom-made in advance with each location in mind. For "Spectre"'s world premiere in London, she went metallic and glamorous; for Paris, soft and romantic; for Mexico City, vibrant and dramatic.

On Thursday, the Parisian actress attended the film's Beijing premiere — the last stop on her tour — in a custom Prada gown inspired by one of the most iconic American babes of all time, Marilyn Monroe. And we really have to give it to the Prada team — they did not take this homage lightly. The dress, much like what Monroe wore in 1955's "The Seven Year Itch," is all white crêpe de chine pleats with just the right amount of sex appeal, including a plunging neckline and a mid-thigh leg slit. While the garment itself isn't deeply exciting, its craftsmanship and significance are. One of the (presumably many) benefits of working with a design house as storied as Prada is that even the simplest of gowns can turn heads, if only due to the fall of the pleats or the structure of the bodice. We'll be sad to see this publicity circuit end, though if we have our way, Seydoux and Ms. Prada will be working together for a long, long time.

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