Sunday, 17 April 2011

Natalia Vodianova: Chateau California

In Vogue US May 2011, model and actress Natalia Vodianova unpacks a cinematic urban summer wardrobe at the iconic Chateau Marmont and finds young Hollywood talents behind every door. Photographed by Bruce Weber.

Bear Necessities: When unexpected adventure is in store, suitably glamorous ladies (here with Cody the Bear) as well appointed as their surroundings don't travel light. On actress Dakota Fanning, left, who stars in Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part I in November: Dior cotton jacket, matching dress, and T-strap heels. On Vodianova: Rochas wool cardigan and brogues. Marni silk blouse and satchel. Jil Sander skirt.
Meet-and-Greet: First impressions are important, especially when hotelier André Balazs greets you at the door. On Vodianova: Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière floral silk radzimir–and–leather dress. On actress Isabel Lucas: Nina Ricci silk-crepe cardigan, cashmere-and-silk top, and wool tweed skirt. Hermès bag. On Balazs: Loro Piana trench. On actor Max Irons, center: Ralph Lauren Purple Label suit. Giorgio Armani scarf. On actor Martin Henderson, who plays Dr. Ben Keeton in ABC's Off the Map: plaid shirt from Melet Mercantile, NYC. Polo Ralph Lauren shorts.
Rescue Party: Reel them in with candy stripes on a '50s-flavored midriff top and high-waisted shorts. Vodianova throws a lifeline to (from left) Irons and actors Dave Franco and Ethan Peck. Marc Jacobs knit sweater and shorts. Bottom, from left: On Peck, Ralph Lauren Purple vest and pants. Band of Outsiders tie. On Irons: Dior Homme suit. Jil Sander tie. On Franco: Dolce & Gabbana shirt.
Frame of Mind: Best known as Dr. Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds,Matthew Gray Gubler has fulfilled a dream by stepping behind the camera on the hit show. "I love doing anything that entertains people," he says, "but directing is 51 percent of my heart." Ralph Lauren Collection embroidered dress. On Gubler: Lanvin shirt. Dior Homme tie. Calvin Klein Collection pants.
Supporting Roles: "It was an amazing experience," says Vodianova (here with hotel staff) of starring opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the upcoming romance Belle du Seigneur."Acting is an extension of what I do as a model because I never just pose. I always give a bit more." Giorgio Armani sequined dress and evening bag.
Sleeping Beauties: Some actresses take their Oscars to bed; Vodianova wears Oscar to bed. Oscar de la Renta feather-and-silk cardigan and silk dress with jeweled buttons.
Sleeping Beauties: Clockwise from top left: On actress Hailee Steinfeld: Brooks Brothers pajamas. On actress Chloë Moretz: What Goes Around Comes Around T-shirt. Olatz pajama pants. Prada fox stole. On actress Elle Fanning: Olatz pajamas.

Taste for Adventure: Long admired for his fearless screen performances, Ed Harris has taken up a fitting hobby: tightrope-walking. "So far it's only a couple of feet off the ground," says Harris (who stars in That's What I Am), "but even that keeps your interest." Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière cashmere sweater and skirt. On Harris: Dior Homme shirt. AllSaints T-shirt. Levi's jeans.
Sunset Boulevard: Arguably the most storied hotel on the strip, the Chateau has been a celebrity retreat since the days of Greta Garbo, who would spend weeks at a time holed up in her suite. Vodianova steals a solitary moment and channels that old-Hollywood mystique. Céline cotton poplin–and–denim shirt, cigarette pants, and pumps.
Chase Scene: Sequined stripes as glitteringly chic as these have Irons in hot pursuit. Prada paillette dress and heels. Céline clutch.

Credits: Vogue US 


  1. Where can you purchase those pink cigarette pants?

  2. The pants are from Celine Fall 2011 collection...not in store yet.