Coco Chanel and Bridget Bardot lead the charge for fashionable French women in the first half of the 20th Century, but there are plenty of women following in their fashionable footsteps today. Marion Cotillard is one such woman. Capitulated into the limelight in 2007 after her multi-award winning performance in La Vie En Rose (she earned an Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe!), Cotillard has been one of my red carpet and off duty fashionistas ever since. While she took some time to get into her stride (lets not look back at the early noughties shall we?) once she got it, she got it good.
She wore this gorgeous white cape with a Chanel Couture dress to the 2008 BAFTA Awards.
Picking up her Best Actress Academy Award for her role in La Vie En Rose in 2008, she wore a Jean Paul Gaultier Couture fishtale dress and carried a white box clutch.
She wore this scrumptious pink pussybow dress with matching shoes and a silver clutch by Dior to the Dior Fashion and Art exhibition in Beijing.
A year later, she wore this electric blue strapless sequined gown with a black tulle skirt by Christian Dior Couture at the 2009 Oscars.
She later changed into an Elie Saab strapless dress with silver sandals to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.
She wore this sophistication Christian Dior belted skirt suit with platform sandals, sunglasses and a white clutch for a fashion event in New York. Tres chic.
At the London premiere of Public Enemies, Marion wore this sexy red strapless number by Vivienne Westwood and strappy black heels.
She wore this stunning nude Christian Dior spring/summer 2013 gown at the Cesar Film Awards.
At the Paris premiere of Contagion. she wore a Christian Dior white windowpane check dress with red suede sandals
To attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit, celebrating Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, she wore this gorgeous deep purple Christian Dior strapless beaded gown. The only thing I don't like about this ensemble is her hair.
This peach coloured chiffon number by Christian Dior is too cute. M wore this with a gold belt and lemon yellow heels for an appearance during the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Sweet and sugary!
Attending the Dior's autumn/winter 2012-13 couture show in Paris, she wore a Christian Dior floral dress and nude satin sandals.
Marion always looks so good in houndstooth, and this ensemble was no exception. She wore a Christian Dior houndstooth dress with a gold belt and accessorised with red stiletto heels and a matching clutch, also by Dior, for the London premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.