Hilary Swank has spoken about why Armani means so much to her.
The Oscar-winning actress was one of many stars who turned out to celebrate the opening of the designer’s Silos exhibition space and museum in Milan yesterday. Hilary attended clad in an asymmetric red and black flowered dress, and she spoke about why she’s such a big fan of the fashion house.
“You know, I actually have so many Armani moments but one of the things in my mind is just Armani as a family because they are so authentic and they stayed true to themselves for all these years, and I think that this Silos — which is opening to the city — is something that people are really gravitating toward,” she told WWD.
Also in attendance was actress Glenn Close, whose history with the label goes way back. In fact, the designer was among the first to offer to dress her when she was first making waves in the industry in the 80s.
“[His was] the first piece of clothing I was ever lent, a beautiful black tunic over pyjama pants. I still remember it, from back when Reagan was president,” she giggled.
Cate Blanchett and Leonardo DiCaprio were also seen sipping drinks to mark the occasion, along with model-and-actress Lauren Hutton. She let slip that big things could be afoot in her career, as she is considering closing her beauty company. While she joked that women come up to “threaten her” whenever she talks about this, it’s just not as fun as she thought it would be.
“What you actually make is only about five per cent [of what you do], the rest is only business, and I’ve never known a thing about it,” she explained.
Giorgio was of course there, and he opened up a little about his plans for Silos. He doesn’t want people to think of it as a museum because the pieces on show there will be updated at least biannually to keep things fresh.
Hilary attended the Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary Silos Opening And Cocktail Reception on April 30 in Milan.
– Events Giorgio Armani 40th Anniversary – Silos Opening And Cocktail Reception > April 30 2015
In a pre-Cannes move, Hilary Swank and Tom Wilkinson have come on board “Denial,” which is based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s book “History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier.”
Participant Media developed the project with BBC Films and they are in discussions to co-finance. Alison Thompson is handling international sales and will introduce “Denial” at Cannes.
David Hare (“The Reader”) has adapted the book. It recounts Lipstadt’s legal battle against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. Because the English legal system puts the burden of proof on the accused, Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove that the Holocaust actually happened and that Irving had manipulated data to make history vanish.
Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin”) is directing. Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff under their Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment banner alongside Shoebox Films.
Swank is represented by CAA and Wilkinson by Lou Coulson Associates and Larry Taube. Jackson is repped by Equitable Stewardship for Artists and Hare is repped by Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.
Hilary Swank surprised us when she stepped out in a shocking-pink Christian Siriano dress at the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge launch in New York last week. Unlike her playful attire, the vibrant star kept her makeup simple, favoring a natural palette for an inspiring reason. “As you can see I don’t really wear a lot of makeup,” she told InStyle. “Tonight I have some mascara on and some lipstick and a little blush but I’m not big makeup wearer in general. I think its super important in this day and age, when women are so trivialized and objectified, to really show the real when we can.”
In addition to a minimal-makeup philosophy, Swank relishes any opportunity to visit N.Y.C. facialist Christine Chin. “I will come [to New York] just to see her. No one takes care of my skin like her. I use her soaps and her products.” Back home, the actress favors washing her face with the help of Clarisonic (starting at $99; clarisonic.com) and no matter what, “I use Peter Thomas Roth sunscreen ($42; sephora.com), sunscreen even when it’s raining.”
Hilary attended Milwaukee Bucks vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on April 10 in New York City.
– Events Milwaukee Bucks Vs New York Knicks Game > April 10 2015
Hilary attended ASPCA’S 18th Annual Bergh Ball at The Plaza Hotel on April 9 in New York City.
– Events 18th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball > April 9 2015
I have added HQ screencaptures fromHilary’s apperance on Today Show.
– Talk Shows Today Show – April 9 2015