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French Actress Marion Cotillard Stars in Christian Dior's Lady Dior Spring '09 Ads

Fab Ad: Lady Dior Spring '09 With Marion Cotillard

Warning: the Lady Dior Spring '09 ad you're seeing has been done by highly trained professionals and should not be recreated! French actress Marion Cotillard appears to be standing at the edge of the Eiffel Tower to fulfill her modeling duties as the face of Christian Dior's Lady Dior handbags. Of course, the always-handy Photoshop has made it possible for this shot to be fantastical. But let's not forget to credit photographer Peter Lindbergh for capturing this beautiful shot of Marion and her handbag. What do you think? Is Lady Dior's latest ad magical or unrealistic?


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apatel6 apatel6 8 years
Check out the video at Its from behind the scenes of the shoot and shows that they were actually on the tower. also marion look great in the video
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
gorgeous shot
emalove emalove 8 years
I love this! She looks so gorgeous.
Nuage Nuage 8 years
Très belle!
Pop-Champagne Pop-Champagne 8 years
But yeah she does look beautiful in it :)
Pop-Champagne Pop-Champagne 8 years
What's with her right leg (left one in the picture)? It looks like she's stepping on air...
lizlee89 lizlee89 8 years
I don't mind that it looks fake, what I don't like is that they show so little of the Tower. if you're going to use such an iconic omage, use more of it - I didn't even realize what it was until I read the caption. she looks stunning as usual, though, so I think it works...
nourhayaty nourhayaty 8 years
agree with lemuse20 and i love the ad
lemuse20 lemuse20 8 years
She is a lovely classy lady! I loved her in A Good Year :)
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
Since when do fashion ads have to be realistic?
gabichou26 gabichou26 8 years
I think the actual shot of her is amazing, and the concept is good, but it just looks so ridiculously fake... Her right foot seems to be standing on an invisible ledge.
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
she looks fab
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
I think it would have been rad if you could see more of Paris. You can instantly see that it's the Eiffel tower, but I would have loved a big view of Paris like in the latest Dior Cherie perfume ads (the model with the balloon floating above the rooftops of Paris)
the-paper-smile the-paper-smile 8 years
Marion Cotillard is so freaking pretty and I like the ad but it could use some work cause it still looks pretty fake, I mean the photo-editing and stuff.. The finishing product is probably much better-looking than this
shannydoots shannydoots 8 years
Very cool ad, but I agree with the comments about the lack of perspective. It especially bugs me that her right foot is on the same level as her left foot... yet it would be floating in the air (instead of stepping on the Eiffel Tower)? Her hand looks a little awkward too.
Karen0193 Karen0193 8 years
stunning,Dior ads are always amazing!!
pandacn pandacn 8 years
i love this shot! marion looks gorgeous, her hair and makeup look fantastic. i don't mind these ads looking unrealistic, because i'm not expecting realism in these, but i would liked to have seen the shot pan back a little to incorporate more of the eiffel tower and the city. there are other parisian landmarks that aren't in the backdrop.
shayela shayela 8 years
gorgeous, and i don't think they were really shooting for realistic. if you've seen the miss dior cherie ads with the balloons, it's clearly not a realistic scene, haha.
makicabrera10 makicabrera10 8 years
The shot of her is great, but it doesn't look very realistic it supposed to?
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Gorgeous ad! But I have to agree with TsuKata too
TsuKata TsuKata 8 years
I can't even tell that the shot is supposed to be in Paris. They needed more supporting details in the shot. Also, as others point out, it looks like she's standing in front of a greenscreen. They should have had an actual Eiffel-like structure in front of the screen for her to lean against or stand on to avoid the perspective problem.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
I like the idea but agree with rmur, Marion still looks fab
reactionary reactionary 8 years
i think it's a pretty shot, but they definitely could have put a LITTLE more effort into making it look like she is actually perched on the tour eiffel. i mean, really. it looks like she's just standing in front of a green screen.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
She looks absolutely gorgeous! I've always admired Lindbergh. She's the perfect choice as the new face, too.
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