Marion Cotillard for Dior Magazine

Posted on September 17, 2012

If there’s a woman alive today who can embody and pay the proper respect to the classic Dior New Look, it’s Marion Cotillard. Which makes her the perfect model for Dior Magazine No. 1, where she expertly channels the playful posing styles of early Mid-Century fashion models. With a little color filtering, these could easily pass for 60+-year-old fashion photos. Enjoy the pretty, kittens.


 Marion Cotillard covers the first issue of Dior magazine photographed by Jean-Baptiste Modino.


[Photo Credit: Jean-Baptiste Modino for]

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  • moppet

    Wow — why don’t models pose like that now? I know, so stagey, but I love it.

  • hughman

    I wish she had closed her mouth more. 

    • AudreysMom

       Thank you hughman. I fought to quibble with this greatness, but sadly the open mouth in EVERY shot just was too much.

    • Araina23

       Exactly what I thought. 

    •ía-Gavello/1253586868 Lucía Gavello

      Yep, I don’t know why but it bothers me, I wish there was a real smile somewhere too.

    • Dorothy & Michael n/a

       I hadn’t thought of that until you called attention to it.  However I also had the idea that if the photographer took a multitude of photos, it’s the editor’s call about which one to use.  She very well might have had her mouth closed a lot, but they didn’t choose to show those shots.  She can’t be blamed for that.

      • Candigirl1968

        There is one closed mouth shot, but the rest do seem very much like “hey, look at me, I’m posing!”  JLo said somewhere that an open mouth is supposed to translate as “movement.”  The problem, of course, is that when you have a half a dozen pictures in a row of the same person with their mouth hanging wide open it just looks kind of silly.  

        • Dorothy & Michael n/a

           JLo is probably right. By “movement” I assume she means the model was talking while posing.  Which would be strange.  I agree it looks silly, but again, I think it was an editorial decision. I don’t like the cover picture, or the bustier picture, but I like the rest and her mouth, whether it’s open or not, is not what I noticed first.

    • mewesley

      Talk to the hand…I mean stylist.

  • Gus Casals

    Love her, and these pictures are a delight to look at

  • Fifi LaRoux

    She looks amazing. I love these photos.

    • Kristin McNamara

      She is SO beautiful.

  • Sobaika

    A Dior magazine sounds pretty goofy, but these images are lovely.

  • Linda Harris

    She looks great and La Vie en Rose is my favorite movie

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes, one of my all time favorites.

    • Wendi126

      Ah me too! Love her as Edith. These pics are beautiful.

  • dorotheascloset

    Oh HOW I love New Look!! She is rocking it, decidedly modern with a nod to the iconic look. Smashing!

    • Gayer Than Thou

      Me too — I love the New Look.

  • ChaCha_70

    Love! The black & white with the compact is my fave though!

  • Clueless_Jock

    Is this Raf Simons’s Dior? He really mined the archives.

  • Aidan B

    My God, the fabulous…it’s overwhelming!

  • kschwarting

    Oh, to be able to wear clothes like she does.  She is simply stunning.

  • Cousin_Rose

    agree on close your mouth but Marion Cotillard is devine so she gets a pass on my normal aversion to open mouth posing. She is just always perfect.

  • Kyle Crawford

    C’est Magnifique!

  • Andrew Schroeder

    Yes, please, more New Look fierceness!

  • Squarah

    I laughed out loud at the shot in the ivory bustier. What is that face and what is that pose?? It’s like she’s shocked by the stench of her own gas and trying to wave the smell away. NAGL.

    • Pterodactyl111

      I liked them all … except that one. 

  • ojosazules

    Oh, I love, love, love. 

  • crash1212

    SO fabulous.

  • Briana Blanchard

    She’s exquisite. Love these.

  • MilaXX

    I was hoping these would make it to the blog. Marion+Dior make for a perfect pairing. I love every last shot. 

  • ballerinawithagun

    Now that is fashion photography!

  • Griffinqueen

    How strange! I’ve never before thought that she looked like Kate Winslet, but in some of these….

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    She is an incredibly striking woman, but I’ve begun to notice that she is always a bit dead around the eyes. Even in her films, like she isn’t mentally present in the moment. The clothes look lovely, and they look lovely on her.

  • Corsetmaker

    Pretty good, she’s not quite Dovima but she’s made a fair job of it 😀

  • EmilyMullasWilson

    Wow, that’s my pretty for like a month.

  • Call me Bee

    Oh my sweet…I don’t know what.  This is stunning!  Such classic looks, and Marion’s look is perfect.  (The polka dot dress reminds me of Melissa’s on PR.  Same shape bodice and raised shoulders. Beautiful!) 

  • Trisha26

    Not my cup of tea on screen or off.

  • Monday1900

    The third picture down is my new screensaver–but they’re all gorgeous!

  • quiltrx

    Gosh, I love Dior.  And she is KILLING IT.  I actually prefer this type of spread to a lot of the ones now.

  • Zippypie

    Holy shit, she’s fucking awesome!  I absolutely love classic Dior.

  • Beardslee

    I love these photos.  The clothes are amazing, she looks great, and it is such a refreshing change to see model who is portraying a chic, elegant grownup instead of a glum, graceless neurotic.

  • ringthing

    So fabulous! I need an occasion in my life that calls for black opera gloves.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Don’t we all?

    • kimmeister

      I need ones where I can get away with wearing hats with attached veils.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Cotillard truly is perfect for homage to Dior’s new look-formidable!

  • Lilithcat

    Oh, I love!  Particularly the hat she’s wearing with the red coat.  Please won’t someone bring back eye veils? 

  • joe_tey83

    I see so many o-faces.

  • Laurie Landry

    Freakin’ gorgeous!  Both Marion and Dior.

  • you’renotmysupervisor!!

    oh, i die. over and over. 

    although part of me wishes DeMarchelier had done the pics. would have been a nice callback to the classic Dior photos.

  • marilyn



    There are not words for how much I adore this woman.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    I’m distracted by how artificially dark her eyebrows are in here. Did they really have to do that?

  • emily mcginnis

    she is so stunning. 

  • ThaliaMenninger

    I want to be her, s’il vous plait.

  • Peeve

     Wow! She’s gorgeous in these photos and the clothes and poses are perfect.

  • guest2visits

    Beautiful, amazing photos.  Took a magnifying glass out to see what was really going on with that fabric for the grey suit.

  • pookiesmom

    OMG gorgeous!

  • boweryboy

    The red coat dress thing is gorgeous.

  • marlie

    Just gorgeous! And this suits Marion Cotillard *perfectly*!

  • aristida_girl

    love her! so stoked for the dior mag, and looking forward to more posts from them, I am sure it will be amazing :)

  • Lisa

    *Sigh….*  You didn’t forget out Pretty for the Day after all, Uncles T&Lo!  Thank you!  I can’t wait to get my hands on this magazine!

    • Sweetvegan

      I’ve been trying to figure out if this is a real magazine – the kind you can buy on the news stand? Or is it just a website with Dior news that they call a magazine?

  • MrsJulien

    Swoon. Someone get her an elephant to pose with.

  • Kathryn

    The photo with the compact is so clever.  All of these are tres jolie!

  • gabbilevy

    She’s wonderful.

  • gillian holroyd

    Bar is my all-time favorite so this is just perfect. 

  • unbornfawn

    Simply beautiful.

  • Judy_J

    Love that red coat!

  • GorgeousThings

    I have to ask – are those the original garments from the 50s? 

    Talk about pretty for the day – this was just what I needed after a sh*tty day spent at the wake of a good friend. Thank you TLo!!

    • Jillian3538

      I believe that most–if not all–the clothing in these photos is from 1947, the year Dior introduced the New Look. 

  • ccm800

    Les SIGH. That is one gorgeous creature. 

  • UptownNippy

    So beautiful, thanks for brightening up the day 

  • Dhammadina

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. 

  • Carla_Charlton

    Just gorgeous!  At the risk of seeming out of it — are these current Dior styles?  In particular, the dark dress (black?) with the deep V-neck is fabulous.

  • MissAnnieRN

    Agreed! It’s all so WWII chic!

    • How to Faint

      Post-WWII. They would never have used that much fabric during the war years. It was even kind of scandalous immediately after, since rationing was still in effect in a lot of countries.

      • Kayceed

        Yes – and the industry found itself with hemlines ten inches too short and had to remodel all of its existing stock, according to my reading. What authority Dior had in the industry – amazing. 

  • LisaU

    Not even close.  Sorry, but Jean Patchett and Dovima would not pose with their mouth agape like that.  And her hands are all wrong.  And she has dead eyes.  I usually like Marion Cotillard, but there is just no comparison to the models in the 50s.  Never has been, never will be.

    • Tom and Lorenzo
      • LisaU

         If you look at Dovima’s pictures, her mouth isn’t hanging open like these pictures.  There is a purpose, as in a smile, or the hint of a smile.  In these pictures, sadly, like so many photos taken today, the model’s mouth is hanging open for no real reason.  I half expect her tongue to be hanging out.  No disrespect intended, and I really do love Marion Cotillard — she’s a genius.  But these photos make me sad.

      • LisaU

         The open mouth isn’t the problem.  It’s the blank stare and the way models now are asked to pose with this vacant look.  I expect the photo to be captioned “Whaaaaa?”  sometimes, and it’s very unflattering.  It just looks really goofy to me.  The 50s models posed with every inch of their bodies held in the most elegant poses.  I doubt we’ll ever see that style ever duplicated.  It’s just too elegant for the majority of girls out there now (myself included).

  • Bert Keeter

    Sorry…she may look great…but the clothes? The first shot, the five button jacket, fit is terrible especially her right sleeve…so twisted n pulling. Not elegant! N I agree about the open mouth! 

    • Sweetvegan

      I was looking at the wrinkles in the sleeve, thinking that there was something wrong with it.

      • Corsetmaker

        Mostly down to it being anchored at the waist I think, so it doesn’t move with her when she raises her arm. Dior from that era had serious structure. But hell, it’s the Bar jacket – who needs to lift your arms! 😀

  • Bert Keeter

    I do have high hopes for DIOR, Spring 2013….please be smashing!

  • Irina Ryabchuk

    I’d love some of these as framed posters on my walls. So elegant and classy.

  • Paige Boerman


  • aka Darth Mommy

    SO. SO. Pretty!!

  • egl48

    Here’s the actress who should be playing Anna Karenina.

  • poggi

    The shot with the compact mirror is amazing.  She is so elegant in these and in life.   

  • Kate Gorton


  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I must have that hat in the 6th picture (with the red coat).  I don’t care if I ever wear it, I just want to stare at it all day.  :)

  • Le_Sigh

    Love these!  

  • mjude


  • Jeremiah Capacillo

    Stunning. J’ADORE that shot with the straw hat.

  • galcurly

    She looks absolutely fantastic in the clothes but it would have been nice to have at least one shot without her mouth being open.

  • EEKstl


  • mmc2315

    Those eyebrows!  Love the flashback.

  • Kate4queen

    i want to be her so badly… :)

  • mommyca

    Love it!!!

  • Corsetmaker

    Y’know looking at these again, it’s just so wonderful seeing these classic styles looking so good. Especially something as iconic as the bar suit. The amazing structure and deceptive simplicity of that jacket has always fascinated me. How I’d love a proper look at it’s insides.

  • Emmyllou

    Charming & elegant. I’ve no problem with the facial poses. As moppet says so engagingly, “stagey, but I love it.”

  • baxterbaby

    The Bar!  My aunt, who was one of those Italian women who could look at an article of clothing and make a pattern, knocked off that suit in 1948 for my mother.  I have the photos; it was a incredible job.

  • HobbitGirl

    GAH. So much pretty my head might ‘splode.

  • bitterk


  • Sweetvegan

    Incredibly gorgeous.

  • LambeeBaby

    Love! They are beautiful, classic and nostalgic.

  • oohsparkley!

    She is so chic, sophisticated, grown up!  I’m older than she is and I want to be her when I grow up. I’d feel like I was playing dress up if I wore a hat, which is maybe what makes hat-wearing special. Not my style, but I admire it.

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle


  • neofashionista


  • LilyPad

    She looks like Shalom Harlow in these photos, one of my favorite models. I really enjoy the look and styling of this shoot. Can’t go wrong with Dior

  • Ally Huang

    That corset is just stunning. She looks ahh-mazing!

  • Sprigged

    DYING over the fabulousness.

  • KimThore

    WOW…talk about throwback and to a time of Avedon and Beaton—every pic is gasp worthy.

  • throwslikeagirl

    Gorgeous. What’s happened to Dior recently, though? At times the clothes are downright tacky.