Fergie and Marion Cotillard look white hot on the NY red carpet of ‘Nine’
Whoever said you can’t wear white past Labour Day clearly didn’t foresee Fergie and Marion Cotillard’s fabulous snowy creations, setting the trend for the holidays, at the premiere of Nine in the Big Apple this December.
The Black Eyed Peas singer mastered the Grecian look in a crisp white one-shoulder Marchesa gown paired with metallic heels.
Meanwhile, Oscar-winning French actress Marion took the wintry hue strapless in a dreamy column Dior dress with an embellished bodice. The brunette beauty added a couple of strands of Chopard black diamonds to complete the look.
In stark contrast to the winter white goddesses however was their Nine co-star, Nicole Kidman, who chose a shoulder-baring black Prada frock with matching peep-toe pumps.
Kate Hudson stuck with a monochrome look in a shimmering Chanel cocktail length number that stood out with a unique long train.
And Penelope Cruz added a splash of colour to the red carpet affair in a stunning scarlet liquid satin vintage Chanel couture asymmetrical floor-length gown teamed with Sergio Rossi heels.
While all the leading ladies wore contrasting colours, one thing they all had in common, however, were their glittering Chopard jewels.
Other luminaries to turn out to the hot ticket premiere were Madonna and her daughter Lourdes in Eighties-inspired – Like A Virgin-era – Dolce & Gabbana attire.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tobey and Jennifer Maguire and Naomi Watts also took to the red carpet at the star-studded screening on Tuesday night in New York.
It Was a Family Affair at the “Nine” Premiere
The star-studded cast and crew of “Nine” had plenty to celebrate at the glittery premiere held Tuesday, Dec. 15, in New York, for their flashy musical had just received five Golden Globe nominations that morning, and ten Critics’ Choice nods the day before. So what better way to enjoy the moment than to bring the family along for the fun?
Leading man Daniel Day-Lewis flew solo, as did his co-stars and fellow Globe nominees Marion Cotillard and Penelope Cruz. Nicole Kidman’s man, Keith Urban was in Australia playing a country concert, so she brought her best friend Naomi Watts along to see the show. Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, who gives a sexy, sultry performance as an Italian prostitute in the story of famous Italian director Guido Contini and the women in his life, clutched her mother Terri Jackson on one arm and husband Josh Duhamel on the other.
Dame Judi Dench also has a key role in the movie, so she brought her daughter Finty Williams to check it out; and Kate Hudson, whose “Cinema Italiano” number is the most exciting moment in the film, closely hugged her mother, Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn.
Speaking of Hudson, Nicole Kidman said at an earlier press conference, “I came into the rehearsal room, and I saw Kate dancing like up a storm. And I went, ‘Wow that’s amazing!’ I can’t wait for people to see that part of her, and maybe she’ll do a Broadway show out of this because she so deserves it.”
Lots of other famous families attended the premiere to check out all the singing and dancing that the Oscar-nominated “Chicago” director Rob Marshall created in “Nine.” There was Madonna and daughter Lourdes Leon, twin sisters Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen, Djimon Hounsou and wife Kimora Lee Simmons, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer, and Donald Trump and wife Melania Knauss-Trump.
New Musical Movie “Nine” Racks Up Praise In Midtown
“Nine,” the new film based on the 1982 Broadway production that garnered 12 Tony Award nominations and five wins, had a recent premiere at Midtown’s Ziegfeld Theatre.
“Nine” is the story of an Italian film director, portrayed by Daniel Day Lewis, who is dealing with the competing interests of his mother, wife, mistress and star.
Kate Hudson portrays a young American fashion journalist, and in the film she sings and dances with the best of them.
“It was Rob Marshall. There’s nobody else better to create an atmosphere of comfort and confidence so you can really kind of step out,” said Hudson.
The mistress is played by Penelope Cruz.
“Every day, many, many hours, until I was able to do the whole thing, singing and dancing at the same time,” said Cruz. “And then I had to work on my Italian accent because it’s the first time I play an Italian and speak in English.”
Rob Marshall, who also directed “Chicago,” helmed “Nine.”
“‘Nine’ is very different than ‘Chicago,’ which is a satire, a much more realistic film in many ways. It sort of treads kind of darker territory and I think that with this cast for me they were able to do the extraordinary,” said Marshall.
Dame Judi Dench also acts up a storm in the movie.
Whipple: What is it with Rob Marshall and this musical theater? Is it an addiction or what is it?
Dench: No, it’s not an addiction, it’s because he’s so brilliant, actually. He makes it fun, he makes it like you’re with a lot of friends.
Who could better be a film star muse than Nicole Kidman?
Whipple: What was it like working with Rob? He loves musical theater.
Kidman: It was a joy. He’s such a lovely, lovely man and you want to be good for him!
The movie may be called “Nine,” but it has five Golden Globe nominations and will probably be in this year’s Oscar race. Check out “Nine” in theaters this weekend in the Big Apple.
Nicole Kidman’s make-up mishap
Loose white face powder was clearly visible on her nose and under her eyes.
The 42-year-old’s mistake was glaringly obvious as she wore a black low-cut strapless dress with her red hair swept back from her face apart from one giant curl at the front.
The mother-of-three was snapped by photographers on the red carpet at the star-studded event in Manhattan that featured her glamorous co-stars including Kate Hudson, Marion Cotillard, Fergie and Penelope Cruz.
Kidman plays the film director muse Claudia in the film, set in the sixties.
She filmed in Italy just four weeks after she gave birth to daughter Sunday with husband Keith Urban.
Madonna was just one of the many celebritiess who graced the star-studded premiere. The film’s leading man Daniel-Day Lewis was also attended.