Who knew Jennifer Connelly and Nicolas Ghesquière were such good pals? Ordinarily when high-fashion designers create custom pieces, it’s either for a contracted spokesperson of the brand (as the face of Miu Miu, for instance, Lupita Nyong’o’s Prada for the Oscars) or for a "friend" of the label (Lily Allen’s Chanel wedding dress). But we’ve all overlooked Jennifer’s relationship with Nicolas until last night, when she showed up to the New York City Noah premiere in a custom-made Louis Vuitton dress.
The look, which was modified from one shown during Louis Vuitton’s Paris show earlier this month, featured varnished leather and tweed, and was created in the fashion house’s Paris atelier. It’s a big deal for Nicolas, too: This marks the first time his designs have appeared on the red carpet since he took the helm at Vuitton in November.
As it turns out, the 43-year-old actress first rang up the designer, then at Balenciaga, for the Oscars in 2002 when she took home a Best Supporting Actress statuette for A Beautiful Mind—and it was that very strapless, putty-colored gown that skyrocketed Nicolas into Hollywood fame.
"I’ve known him for about 15 years," Jennifer said at the premiere. "We talked about [the dress] together. I was really excited for the new collection. It’s so exciting for him and it’s a wonderful partnership."
Will we be seeing more of Jennifer and Louis Vuitton together in the future? We’d bet on it.