Tilda Swinton Does Performance Art In Paris
For the second year in a row, Olivier Saillard has invited the actress Tilda Swinton to appear in a piece of performance art, as part of the 42nd Paris Fall Festival.
In a global and connected world where information is instantly available, fashion is more up-to-speed than ever. Designers release perhaps six collections a year, creating an almost uninterrupted flow of fashion season after season. The idea of this fast-paced and demanding rhythm has inspired "Eternity Dress", Tilda Swinton's perfomance for the 42nd Fall Festival, overseen by Olivier Saillard for Paris' Beaux-Arts art school. From the taking of measurements to the final assembly, the performance breaks down the creation of a dress step by step with no part of the process forgotten, allowing viewers a rare moment of quiet reflection in the fast-paced world of fashion.
Designed according to standardized techniques used in couture schools in the 1950s and 1960s, "Eternity Dress" casts light on the less visible side of fashion, acting as a symbol for dresses designed the world over. It's an opportunity to think about design expertise, reconnecting the natural rhythm of creation with excellence, inseparable from the idea of time itself. "Eternity Dress" by Olivier Saillard and Tilda Swinton will be on show from November 20 to 24 at Paris' Beaux Arts, 16 Rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris. (OP: So hey ONTD, if you're ever in Paris on Nov. 20-24, you can practically see this flaw-free fashion alien kween in person doing what is basically a dress making and fitting session masquerading as performance art.)
Tom Hiddleston Says : "I Love Playing Loki"
Tom Hiddleston has revealed he would "love" the opportunity to play Loki again.
The British actor has reprised the role of Thor's nemesis for the third time in Thor: The Dark World, following his appearances in Thor and Avengers Assemble.
"I love the character and I've played him once a year for the last three years. I keep thinking up these hare-brained schemes of what else he might do," he said.
"I have so many ideas about where I could take him and how he can be developed further. The more I've played him, the more I've got to know him and I feel like I own a part of him now. I have an authority on him."
But Tom admitted his doubts over a Loki spin-off film, saying: "I don't know about that. We'll see. I'd love to one day, but we'll wait and see."
The 32-year-old added: "I think Loki exists in opposition to other people so if he's on his own, he's got nothing to do, no chaos to create. He's just haunted by his demons so we have to find a way of chipping him up and pulling the rug from under his feet to make him interesting."
Tom said he is surprised by Loki's popularity.
"I'd never expected in my wildest expectations that he would be so popular. It's just a huge compliment so I feel really grateful for it," he admitted.
"As a child, I loved bad guys. I loved Jack Nicholson when he played the Joker for Tim Burton, I loved Alan Rickman in Die Hard. To me, they epitomised elegance and charm and their villainy was always entertaining so I wanted to bring that to the character."
Thor: The Dark World opens in cinemas on October 30.
As usual, your lesser thespian OTPs could NEVER with this superior duo of sartorial flawlessness, on-point acting abilities, and industrial strength cheekbones that could slice open your unworthy hands if you dare slap their faces...
Of course, there's also the godly match-up that is Hiddlesworth and the soon-to-be fantastic pairing that is Hiddlestain. Like, when will your flop fave ever get perfectly matched with Hiddles, ONTD?