Lady Dior campaign [Tim Walker]
Marion Cotillard is as central to the Dior DNA as Lady Dior bags and Raf Simons. This Dior darling is a senior face for the house, was the first girl to wear Raf and has a wardrobe overflowing with Dior. Marion even has her very own Dior mannequin so that designers can make her gowns fit perfectly. Sigh.
We have just received another colourful image from her latest Lady Dior campaign and it has made our morning a little bit brighter. Marion wears black panties and a black top, with cowl neck detailing at the back, with a Solero coloured Lady Dior perched by her lap.
In the other campaign image, shot by Tim Walker, is breathtaking, as Marion poses in front of a white wall dripping in blue paint. Marion wears a cobalt blue shift from the Resort 2014 collection with a matching paintbox Lady Dior bag, with her hair slicked back with bright red lips. With all that colour Marion looks like a modernist work of art - even chicer than the canvases.
The art theme is rather fitting, as the Lady Dior is a timeless masterpiece which requires 8 hours of craftsmanship and is made up of 100 separate components. The bag which was often seen on Princess Diana's elbow, features the classic cannage pattern which was inspired by the Napoleon III couture chairs from the first Christian Dior show in 1947.
Marion Cotillard's previous Lady Dior campaigns
Marion was the first to wear Raf's first ever Resort collection for the house, as she wore a colour blocking 60s frock, which is thought to have been inspired by 60’s painter Mondrian and Yves Saint Laurent’s Mondrian fashions of a bygone era, to the Cannes Film Festival.
Marion has been in Dior ad campaigns for five years - we’ve seen Cotillard as a mysterious showgirl with Sir Ian McKellen in an eight minute short film, and then she channelled Hollywood glamour a lá Elizabeth Taylor in 2011 for the hoyse’s campaign. This isn't the first time she has posed with a Lady Dior bag, as she has been starring in campaigns with the bright boxy quilts since 2008.
Take a look through the gallery below to see Marion's Dior stuffed wardrobe...