Wednesday, May 23, 2007
FIRM FOUNDATIONS:GIORGIO ARMANI & MARTIN SCORCESE!
GIORGIO ARMANI has announced his support for Martin Scorcese's newly-launched initiative, the World Cinema Foundation, in Cannes. Armani was thrilled to get involved with the project, which is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of important and neglected films from around the world. "Just as for Martin, cinema has inspired and influenced my life from when I was a young boy," he said. "I commend Martin Scorcese and his fellow directors for their vision and commitment to fulfil such an important mission." Scorcese announced that he and Armani will also work together on a film tribute to modern Italian cinema in the same vein as their earlier collaboration Il Mio Viaggio in Italia, adding: "I am particularly honoured that my good friend, Giorgio Armani, has agreed to help us." Elsewhere in Cannes, Eva Mendez was guest of honour at last night's sit-down dinner hosted by De Grisogono's Fawaz Gruosi; guests Mischa Barton, Lily Donaldson and Tamara Mellon ate lobster before Kid Rock stepped up as DJ. Today will see Goldie Hawn and Gemma Ward join Montblanc for lunch prior to the world premiere of Ocean's 13.