Jisoo, Jennifer Lopez and Marisa Abela Are on Their Game at Dior’s Couture Show

MARIA’S TEAM: It was game day for Maria Grazia Chiuri at Dior, presenting a couture collection of gilded gowns against a set inspired by sport.

The mosaics featured athletes on a sparkling set designed by artist Faith Ringgold and handcrafted in India.

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Blackpink’s Jisoo, Doja Cat and Jennifer Lopez caused a stir upon their arrival, making it one of this week’s starriest front rows.

For Marisa Abela, it was a chance to brighten up her wardrobe. The “Back to Black” and “Black Bag” actress has had an unintentional color scheme with her recent work, and decided on white for her first Dior front row.

“I became so immersed in that world, that like early 2000s, and it was a really exciting space to be in. And I feel like at that time when I was filming, it was a phase of the low-slung jeans, but I’m kind of excited to be wearing something a bit more refined,” she said of transitioning out of her Amy Winehouse attire into her crisp Dior suit.

Marisa Abela
Marisa Abela

She’s also in Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming “Black Bag” film. “There’s a theme,” she joked about the color in the titles.

The film costars Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender, Pierce Brosnan and “Emily in Paris” star Regé-Jean Page.

But Soderbergh has been keeping the plot under wraps, so Abela is, too. “I can just say that it was incredible. It was one of the most incredible professional experiences of my career,” she said.

When it will be out is also still a secret. “Your guess is as good as mine,” she joked.

Quinta Brunson also made her first Dior show, and wore a little black dress styled by Jessica Paster for the occasion. They wanted to keep it “simple and chic for this daytime show,” Brunson said.

The actress is in the upcoming film “Atlantis,” produced by Pharrell Williams and loosely based on his life.

While filming is under way, she has already shot her part, she revealed.

“I shot my scenes already and it was fantastic. I love Pharrell. His music inspired me growing up, and Michel Gondry is an incredible director that I’ve always wanted to work with,” she said.

But she hasn’t heard the film’s soundtrack just yet. “I hear it’s incredible,” she said.

The film costars Anderson .Paak, he revealed to WWD earlier in the week at the Louis Vuitton men’s show.

Quinta Brunson
Quinta Brunson

Opera singer Pretty Yende was a bit nervous with all the photographers, even though she can belt it out on stage. She said her favorite color is red, so she was hoping to find a look on the runway.

“On the surface sparkling, but something very elegant and spicy,” she said. Choosing stage wear, she goes for bold looks.

“Mostly it’s colors that I enjoy, but also, what I think the audience would love to see because it’s not just the sound, it’s also about the visuals. The singing starts from there. I just want to feel pretty,” she said, living up to her name.

Kelly Rutherford was in a sporting mood, inspired by the Olympic art.

The actress grew up playing tennis and golf and was a member of her school’s swim team, she said, and loves to stay active.

While she is living in nearby Monaco, she spends a lot of time in Paris — for fashion and various film projects. She is not sure if she will be in town for the Olympics next month but hopes that she can make time to see some events.

“I’d love to see the equestrian events,” she said. “I’ve never been to the Olympics, but I’ve been spending a lot of time in Greece because my brother’s there now, and that’s where it all started.”

Summing up the collection full of gilded capes and asymmetrical gowns, she loved the strong shapes and their nod to the Olympics original home country: “It felt like a Grecian dream.”

Kelly Rutherford
Kelly Rutherford

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