The camera loves Kirsten Dunst. It has been that way since she made her debut in Woody Allen’s New York Stories, aged nine.
She now has a new role. It hints at Aesop’s fable The Lion in Love, when the king of the beasts, smitten by a young beauty, asks for her hand in marriage.
In this tale, Dunst is a silent star and a lion plays the supporting role. There’s no movie, merely a stills campaign in which she is the face of a new Bulgari fragrance, Mon Jasmin Noir. In tantalising images, Dunst is draped in a sheath, dripping with Bulgari gemstones. She sets the style bar high for her generation and for the fragrance’s global launch next month.
That’s the month she turns 29. Is this critically acclaimed box-office belle redefining her image? “No, not at all,” she says defiantly. “My image is that I look sophisticated, I am accessible and I’m young. My style is influenced by a new take on classics. Less is more to me. If I see someone who looks beautiful, I don’t see a woman who needs to wear the latest bag. True style is not dependent on that.
“The women I find the most beautiful are Charlotte Rampling and Susan Sarandon; if you’re going to be an actress, you’re going to need to age otherwise you’re not accessible,” she says.
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The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures has announced that they have pre-bought North American rights to MELANCHOLIA, the eagerly awaited new film from legendary filmmaker and provocateur Lars Von Trier. According to Cineuropa, the film will show at the 64th Cannes Film Festival (May 11-22, 2011).
Boasting a stellar ensemble cast, including Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard and Udo Kier, the film will be completed later this spring and is among the most highly anticipated films of 2011.
She’s been in the limelight for 22 of her 28 years, so Kirsten Dunst would seem decades overdue to for a celebrity fashion line or fragrance.
Now, the actress and model has hinted she could be the next star to add designer to her resume – for a one-off collection that echoes her offbeat style.
Miss Dunst, who is the face of Bulgari‘s new fragrance, said she would consider expanding her brand within the industry by collaborating with another designer.
She told WWD: ‘I wouldn’t say no, it sounds like fun.
‘I wouldn’t want my own entire fashion line, but I’d do a collaboration, a one-off.’
She named Sixties and Seventies icons like Mia Farrow and Diane Keaton as her style inspirations, as well as British supermodel Stella Tennant.
‘There was a point in my life when I wanted to look like Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby, then another time when I wanted to look like Annie Hall,’ she explained.
Miss Dunst also added actress Charlotte Rampling – her co-star in upcoming sci-fi thriller Melancholia – as a favourite new fashion icon.
The actress described her aesthetic as ‘the vibe of girls in boys’ clothes’.
Although Miss Dunst has never created a fashion line in her name, the transition to fashion designer would be familiar territory for the actress.
She previously partnered with cashmere label Lutz + Patmos to design a sweater for a celebrity capsule range in 2008.
But for now, Miss Dunst has a full schedule between modelling and movies.
Her first ad for Bulgari’s fragrance Mon Jasmin Noir was released last month and she will be hitting red carpets the world over when Melancholia and the highly-anticipated adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road premiere later this year.
Kirsten Dunst says her biggest thrill in life is bottling her own spring water.
The ‘On the Road’ actress – who was once famed for her party girl lifestyle and went to rehab in 2008 – often goes on trips to various springs across Europe as she says it’s fun to do something that doesn’t involve alcohol or wild nights out.
She said: “I’m planning to drive through Switzerland and look for other springs; it’s fun to do something other than drink a bottle of wine, to find things that adults can do that are fun. My dad is German, so he’s all about bike rides and nature.”
Kirsten loves taking road trips because she doesn’t know where she’s going to end up.
She said: “I’ve been on a road trip with my dad through Germany before, and one with my girlfriends across the US. I would do that again. It’s fun to explore, and get lost and not know where you’re going to stay.”
However, the 28-year-old star is enjoying being settled at the moment and getting to spend time with her friends and family.
She added in an interview with WWD: “I was gone for so long working, I missed everybody, and so I’ve been living at my mom’s house all fall.”
I felt it was time for a new look at the gallery and thought it was a great opportunity to use the amazing pictures shot for Kirsten’s Boy by Band of Outsiders campaign. Check it out.