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During the show (which happened in a makeshift library at the center of the Grand Palais) Ellie talked to the Women’s Wear Daily about the books that changed her life.
“Recently I read Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People,’ which was amazing,” said the “Nocturnal Animals” star, who has since dyed her Titian locks blonde and has just wrapped filming the six-part BBC drama “The Trial of Christine Keeler.”“But the books that changed my life are probably all of Fitzgerald’s: There is always an interesting tragedy at the heart of them but it’s painted with such beauty. I loved seeing the juxtaposition of those two ideas.”
During the party Ellie spoke with the Women’s Wear Daily about Karl Lagerfeld and his last reading.
I’m wearing an outfit from Karl’s last collection. I was lucky enough to experience the show, so this is very special for me,” said Bamber, a longtime Chanel collaborator. She arrived arm-in-arm with actress Sophie Cookson, her costar on the upcoming British television series “The Trial of Christine Keeler,” which will revisit the Profumo scandal from the Sixties.
Bamber also said she’s looking forward to the release of “The Seven Sorrows of Mary,” a crime drama in which she stars, later this year and has been taking in the success of “Les Misérables,” too, which came out earlier this year as a six-episode television series.
“It was a brilliant experience to work with such a world-renowned novel. Tom Shank was a joy to work with and we had a very cohesive vision of Cosette as a character,” said the young actress, who is also an avid reader. Since finishing “Les Misérables” she took on reading about Caravaggio’s life and journey as an artist.
Portrait taken during the event by photographer Virgile Guinard.
In February, the fashion world one of its most beloved figures as Karl Lagerfeld passed away at the age of 85. Lagerfeld had served as creative director of Chanel since 1983, and up until his death he was still churning out around 14 collections per year, in addition to pursuing his career as a photographer and maintaining his role as the creative director of Fendi, which he first took on back in 1965. (Not to mention running his own namesake label.) During that time, Lagerfeld amassed a devoted following that included everyone from Rihanna to Cindy Crawford (and her daughter Kaia Gerber, for that matter). Here, six of his muses from over the years pay tribute to the late, great designer.
Few people get to know one legendary designer, let alone two in quick succession—but Ellie Bamber did just that, walking in Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show in Paris shortly after her role in Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals put her on everyone’s rising-talents list. Both Ford and Karl Lagerfeld, Bamber observes, treated clothes in an extremely exacting way, using them to tell a story. “I also try to reflect my moods when I get dressed,” she says. “I wear a Chanel item almost every day, whether it’s just a bag or earrings, even with trainers. Karl was very good at updating tradition with a buzz of youth.” And yet, when it came time for her to hit the runway, Bamber found herself shaking with nerves. “Karl came to me and said I should just think of it as playing a role,” she says. “The show was at the Ritz hotel, where I had never been, but it was such a grand space that I thought of it as a set. And then I let the dress transform me like a costume would. All of a sudden I was a Parisian lady waltzing in for lunch.”