Chopard Extends Luxury Brand Sustainability Drive To Chloe Sevigny's Handbag Inspo

Courtesy of Chopard

Courtesy of Chopard

Swiss luxury jewelry and watchmaker Chopard has made another advancement in its commitment to sustainability with a handbag designed by award-winning actor Chloë Sevigny.

The geometrically-styled, highly-recognizable evening bag featuring a large heart overlapping the front and side panel, was inspired by “iconic images of the 1940s,” according to a Chopard release on Friday. The bag, sold in three colors, is made from calf-skin leather that is sustainably sourced and “fully traceable,” Chopard said.

For the Sevigny-designed “Green Carpet Collection” bag, which retails for $2,360, Chopard sought to not only trace the leather lineage, but also to work with the tannery on environmental management systems that ensure “all processes and resources, including water, waste, and energy were responsibility managed,” according to Green Carpet, sustainability expert Livia Firth’s Eco-Age. Reinforcement materials on the bag also are made from natural latex and vegetable tanned leather waste.

Actor Chloe Sevigny; Eco-Age and Green Carpet Challenge founder Livia Firth; and Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard . Image courtesy of Chopard.

Actor Chloe Sevigny; Eco-Age and Green Carpet Challenge founder Livia Firth; and Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard . Image courtesy of Chopard.

Sevigny’s commitment to sustainability is not new, reports THR. During this year's Cannes festival, the actor starred in the opening night film, zombie comedy ‘The Dead Don't Die’ and has her own short film ‘White Echo’ in competition. Disguised as a zombie film, ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ deals with the topics of consumerism and overconsumption.

On a more serious note, living as eco-consciously as possible is a core value for the actor. “It was also the idea of creating a sustainable bag and holding more luxury brands accountable. We have to think about where the products that we purchase are coming from and who is making them,” she told THR in Cannes. “It's a great opportunity to talk about that because we're all in this whirlwind of glamour and film and the bigger meaning of that.”

Sevigny said she regularly commits to six-month “no buy” periods, shopping her own 99.9 percent vintage closet instead. The actor shopped her own selection of vintage handbags for her Chopard bag inspiration.

Lala Rudge, Marina Ruy Barbosa, Belen Hostalet, and Aimee Song showcase the

Lala Rudge, Marina Ruy Barbosa, Belen Hostalet, and Aimee Song showcase the

Elle Fanning's Dior Haute Couture 'New Look' Tribute To ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Cannes Premiere

Elle Fanning wears an updated vision of one of fashion’s most brain-dominating, post WWII iconic images. Image  via W Magazine .

Elle Fanning wears an updated vision of one of fashion’s most brain-dominating, post WWII iconic images. Image via W Magazine.

Actor Elle Fanning was an apparition straight out of old Hollywood glamour, appearing at the Cannes 2019 screening of Quentin Tarantino’s highly-anticipated film ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, wearing a jaw-dropping tribute to Christian Dior’s New Look.

Fanning walked the red carpet in a white organza shirt, dark blue tulle skirt, and a wide-brim hat. Her entire outfit was compliments of Dior Haute Couture . According to Dior, 450 hours of work went into creating Fanning’s ensemble. 200 hours were spent on the skirt alone — which required 50 meters (164 feet) of tulle — and 150 were spent on the pussy-bow blouse 

The 21-year-old Fanning is the youngest juror in the history of the Cannes Film Festival and doesn’t appear in ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’. The film tackles the summer of 1969, a tumultuous moment of American unrest and the Manson murder of pregnant actor Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie). At the time, the pregnant Tate was married to besieged director Roman Polanski.

Cannes’ youngest juror Elle Fanning wears breathtaking Dior Haute Couture at screening of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

Cannes’ youngest juror Elle Fanning wears breathtaking Dior Haute Couture at screening of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’

Dior’s original New Look (l) and Elle Fanning’s updated 2019 Dior Haute Couture tribute worn by actor and Cannes juror Elle Fanning.

Dior’s original New Look (l) and Elle Fanning’s updated 2019 Dior Haute Couture tribute worn by actor and Cannes juror Elle Fanning.

Women Kick Open Door On Superheros Boys Club With Captain Marvel's Billion $$$

“We live in a capitalist culture. What makes money is valued. I want this to make a lot of money, because it will change the way that people think about women.”

The morning after ‘Captain Marvel’ premiered in LA—but before the Brie Larson blockbuster hit the global bigscreen —Carol Danvers’ creator, comic-book writer Kelly Sue DeConnick sat down with Vanity Fair.

‘Captain Marvel’ has delivered the benjamins, officially becoming the first female-led superhero film to join the billion-dollar box-office boys’ club.

For years a team of women have labored to create Carol Danvers, and ‘Captain Marvel’ is liftoff. These talents want to make sure ‘Captain Marvel’ is only the beginning when it comes to women busting open doors in the traditionally no femmes allowed world of action and genre stories.

In 2014, Marvel approached writer Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Detective Pikachu), who went to work on cracking Carol’s story with Meg LeFauve(Inside Out) throughout 2015 and 2016. Geneva Robertson-Dworet joined the project in June 2017, and worked for six months to put the puzzle pieces together, along with Captain Marvel co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. DeConnick herself was brought in to consult during the last year of the project.

Captain Marvel  screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet;  Captain Marvel  comic writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.

Captain Marvel screenwriters Nicole Perlman and Geneva Robertson-Dworet; Captain Marvel comic writer Kelly Sue DeConnick.

In this new era where women are increasingly candid about the workplace, Robertson-Dworet and Perlman have joined forces with Lindsey Beer (The Kingkiller Chronicle) in new production company called Known Universe Perlman tells Vanity Fair’s Joanna Robinson, that the entire Captain Marvel team rowed in the same boat, with credits deserved all the way around. Known Universe will combine clout the women have combining the clout the women earned on past projects to “exponentially lift up storytellers and less heard voices.”

“Women are refusing to fall into the trap of being set against one another as though there’s only one seat at the table,” DeConnick said, “and we’re all competing for it. There’s an incredible Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote where she was asked how many women on the Supreme Court would be enough. She’s like: ‘I don’t know, maybe nine?’ It’s just the tiniest shift in perspective. What if we didn’t ask permission?”

“We didn’t want her to just be Sylvester Stallone, but with breasts. We wanted her to be a strong woman.”

The ‘Captain Marvel’ team made it a priority to create a character whose strength was embedded in the female experience. “We didn’t want her to just be Sylvester Stallone, but with breasts. We wanted her to be a strong woman, which, of course, led to wonderful conversations with Meg about what that means. We wanted to make sure that our version of what it meant to be powerful wasn’t just a hard, unyielding, never-emotional person,” Perlman said. “Meg and I don’t believe that that is what it means to be strong.”

Now Hollywood is scrambling to put more female-led action projects in the pipeline. Sony has several Spider-Women and villainess projectsin the works. ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins reportedly more than tripled her salary when she was tapped to direct that film’s sequel. Star-turned-producer Margot Robbie  has put Cathy Yan at the helm the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’ spin-off ‘Birds of Prey’, centered on the villainous Harley Quinn. Robbie’s refusal to compromise on her desire for a woman director makes Yan the first Asian woman to direct a DC superhero film.

AOC writes regularly about Hollywood women with upcoming pictures, and the narrative is always the same: Time’s Up.