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CHANGING PLACES: Multitasking was the name of the game for many of the front-row guests at Saturday afternoon’s Dior Homme show in Paris. “Blue Is the Warmest Color” actor Jérémie Laheurte was just back from the awards circuit Stateside, and recently finished shooting an ad campaign with Jessica Hart for Louis Vuitton eyewear, set to break next week.
Model Barbara Palvin, meanwhile, who stars in her first movie “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” out this July, plans to turn to acting permanently when modeling work dries up. The L’Oréal Paris ambassador said: “It always slows down after a while.”
And perhaps models Karlie Kloss and Arizona Muse should team up their foodie side projects. While the former is hard at work on her gluten-free cookie line, through which she raises money for charity, the latter revealed she is opening an organic juice bar in Paris this spring.
Away from the flashbulbs, Alexandre Arnault (a son of LVMH chief Bernard Arnault) has given up DJing for a far more serious occupation — studying engineering at university. “I’m very passionate about it,” he said, confiding that on graduating in a couple of years he might consider opening his own tech company or going into fashion. “We’ll see,” said Arnault affably.
Marisa Berenson said she is looking forward to the Jan. 23 Christie’s auction of her grandmother Elsa Schiaparelli’s personal effects. “You have to let go of material things after a while,” she said of the 190 lots. “It’s the right timing, a new chapter is opening [for the Schiaparelli brand]. Of course it’s emotional, it has been my universe my whole life.”
She listed certain jackets as well as lamps by Alberto Giacometti and François Boucher tapestries as some of the things she would miss the most. “But we can’t keep them in cupboards, and I’m happy that they will live on,” said Berenson.
Further down the row, Shaofeng Feng, fresh off a shoot with French director Jean-Jacques Annaud for the movie “Wolf Totem,” set for a release in December, mused about the lilies of the valley that lay on each guest’s seat and adorned some of the looks in the show. “In Chinese they are called ‘lucky,’” he said. “And did you know they were Mr. Dior’s favorite?”
Eddie Peng was showing off his newly acquired biceps in a sleeveless Dior blazer. “I’ve been training kung fu for the past six months, and now I’m just glad I don’t have to work out any more,” the Canadian-Taiwanese actor said. His role in “Rise of the Legends” is a remake from the Nineties version, which starred Jet Li and Jackie Chan.
Kendrick Lamar already knows what Dior items he’s stocking up on next season. “That crazy coat with cargo pockets,” the rapper said shortly after the show.
Karl Lagerfeld, Will Smith, Victor Cruz and A$AP Rocky were also among the high-profile guests in attendance.