CANNES & MILAN, May 14, 2010 / — Originally premiered in Cannes in 1963, the film “Il Gattopardo” starring Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale received critical acclaim and won the festival’s top honor, the Palme d’Or.
With Gucci’s support, the film has undergone an extensive 4K digital restoration at Sony’s Colorworks Digital Facility through a partnership of Cineteca di Bologna, L’Immagine Ritrovata, The Film Foundation, Pathé, Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé, Twentieth Century Fox, and Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia-Cineteca Nazionale.
The newly restored version of Luchino Visconti’s Il Gattopardo debuted this evening at the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival.
Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini was joined on the red carpet by the film’s original cast members Alain Delon (Tancredi Falconeri) and Claudia Cardinale (Angelica Sedara), along with Martin Scorsese, Founder and Chair of The Film Foundation, who introduced the film.
The following guests wore couture pieces from the new collection, Gucci Première.
Camilla Belle chose a Gucci Première midnight blue silk sable one shoulder gown with degrade embroidered detail.
Jury member Kate Beckinsale wore a Gucci Première silk georgette antique white gown draped and embroidered with silver micro bugel beading with metallic silver thread embellished bust and waist detail.
Frida Giannini wore a Gucci Première floor length strapless gown with draped back detail and embroidered with silver lace and micro palettes.
Ms. Giannini also wore one of a kind piece from Gucci’s fine jewelry collection: Horsebit full pave diamond and cognac topaz earrings.
Lea Seydoux chose a Gucci Première champagne charmeause column gown with micro matt and shiny pale gold sequin degrade embroidery throughout. The gown features cut out sleeve and back detail with bodice encrusted in silver and gold metallic lozenge beading.
Salma Hayek chose a silk georgette Gucci Première scarlet one shoulder gown with sweeping drape across the waist and hip with red glass bugel beaded embroidered detail.
Aishwarya Rai wore a Gucci one of a kind magenta pleated chiffon twisted halter neck gown open back and full floor length skirt.