élégance simple


A random search for a bit of inspiration today yielded this:
The poster of the 64th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. An elegant black-and-white shot of Faye Dunaway photographed by photographer/director Jerry Schatzberg in 1970 for her role in the film, Puzzle of a Downfall Child.

On the official website, the poster is described as thus:

“Model of sophistication
and timeless elegance,
it is an embodiment
of the cinematic dream
that the
Festival de Cannes
seeks to maintain.”



Photo: Festival de Cannes
Credit: ©Faye Dunaway © photo by Jerry Schatzberg – Artwork: H5 (M. Lelièvre, B. Parienté)


~ by eaesthete on 10/08/11.

7 Responses to “élégance simple”

  1. Truly timeless, and absolutely stunning………. thanks for this delightful post!

  2. Toujours la belle femme….

  3. élégance—[du latin elegantia, elegans, « qui sait choisir »] who knows how to choose….

    Sometimes only simple lines, but well cut (clothes), in harmony with surroundings (architecture), a very simple meal (with fresh produce, well chosen), not to forget how we walk (with or without a cane & hat!). Talking may need some elegant choice as well, even via email.

    • élégance—[du latin elegantia, elegans, « qui sait choisir »] who knows how to choose….

      Wonderful. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a clearer definition of elegance as in knowing “how to choose.”

  4. TIFF may be the largest, with the most number of films screened, but The Cannes represents the epitome of film art. This classy poster says it all.

  5. Elegance teaches and pleases. Nothing is more elegant than a life well lived.

  6. this is simply the most beautiful moody page I have ever seen … thank you, awed.

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