Cannes 2024: Finally, Artus and his team will climb the steps well dressed

The director announces the end of “costardgate” on social networks.

THE “costardgate” coming to an end. By denouncing the contempt suffered by the actors with disabilities in his film, A little something extra, Artus, had sowed a wave of panic in the luxurious world of fashion a few days before the Cannes Film Festival. Since his appearance on the radio, things have happened…

First news, and good news: Artus and his team, who will take the Cannes steps on May 21, will do so under the colors of the Kering house of François Pinault, which owns the brands Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen, for cite only the best known. The actor-director, whose film reached 2 million admissions in two weeks, announced it in a video posted on his Instagram account this week. In the caption of this post:

“A BIG thank you to the @kering_official group for coming forward to dress our actors on the red carpet!!!! ❤️

A HUGE THANK YOU to @momoni_official for being the first to offer to make a custom dress for Marie!! STANDING OVATION FOR MOMONI! ❤️

A big big up to all the brands who responded favorably: @boss @lacoste @amiparis @ralphlauren @thekooples @capelparis @figaretparis

THANK YOU EVERYONE! ❤️ So excited to see them climb the steps of Cannes! @Cannes film festival”

Artus: “I was clearly told that people did not want to see disabled people in the cinema”

In the video, the actor specifies that the Momoni brand contacted him even before his radio rant to have the privilege of dressing Marie Colin, one of its actresses.

“I'm not going to name all those who didn't come, and all those who sent us back to the ropes, you will quickly make your little list in your head,” also says the artist.

A way, perhaps, of alluding to the underside of the affair, ironically designated by the name “costardgate”. Release didn't take these tweezers. The daily newspaper thus reveals the somewhat opportunistic misunderstanding maintained by the LVMH house, a direct competitor of Kering.

On May 14, RTL announced the collaboration of Bernard Arnault's brands with the casting ofA little something extra, amended information on X during the day. The group then confirmed that Dior (LVMH) would be responsible for dressing Artus, and that the rest of the actors would be entrusted to the care of Kering.

However, this is not the version of the film team who, contacted by CheckNews (Release), refuted the fashion giant's statements. No, Artus will not climb the steps wearing a Dior suit, declares one of his relatives. Asked to react to this denial, LVMH persisted and signed: “I can confirm that we are dressing Artus for his stair climbs,” entrusts a representative of the brand to CheckNews.

With his video, Artus came to put an end to all this exchange of bullets.

After that, we can't wait to find out what his Cannes collaboration with Kering will bring, next Tuesday May 21! Note that while all eyes are on Cannes, A little something extra continues to be a hit in theaters.

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