Parisian actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos have been chosen by Miu Miu to appear in the French brand's Resort 2014 campain. The two beauties also happen to be co-stars in Blue Is The Warmest Colour, a controversial film that won the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or earlier this year. It was the first film to be the awarded the prize for both the director and lead actresses and the pair collected the accolade in May with Tunisian born Abdellatif Kechich.
While Adèle at 19 is a relative newcomer, 28-year-old Léa has got several fashion and film credits under her Miu Miu belt. It would appear that he big screen is in her blood as her grandfather, Jérôme Seydoux, is the chairman of Pathé and her granduncle, Nicolas Seydoux, is the chairman of Gaumont Film Company. Léa played her first major film role in 2006 and has since appeared in Hollywood movies from Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds to Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris. As well as her Cannes prize, she was also nominated for Best Actress at the 38th César Awards for her role as Sidonie de Laborde in Benoît Jacquot’s Farewell, My Queen earlier this year.
On the fashion side she started her modelling career with a topless shoot for American Apparel and has since gone on to star in campaigns for Levi's, Rag & Bone - alongside fellow actor Michael Pitt - and Prada. Combining her two passions she featured in a short film for Prada's Candy fragrance directed by the duo behind indie smash, Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola. She's also in demand for magazine editorials, being shot for the covers of titles including W, i-D and The Gentlewoman.
Miu Miu said of the campaign: “Five flirtatious compositions capture their candid chemistry: an arm casually slung over a shoulder, leaning together in a mirrored pose, casually reclined across each other on the floor. The background wall in baby pink and girlish styling of the collection contrast with the actresses’ seductive presence.”
Find out more about Léa's fashion and film hits in the gallery below...