Laetitia Casta

Portrait of a Muse

photography by David Bellemere
fashion by Celia Azoulay
interview by Fabio Crovi

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Laetitia Casta
photography by David Bellemere
fashion by Celia Azoulay
Laetitia wears Hermès

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO BE A MUSE?
WHEN I WAKE UP AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR, I DO NOT CONGRATULATE MYSELF. ACTUALLY, IT’S PEOPLE WHO PROJECT THEIR DESIRE AND FANTASY ON ME. WE ARE ALWAYS THE MUSE OF SOMEONE. I DO NOT DENY MY PAST — THROUGH MODELING I HAVE MET AMAZING PEOPLE WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE PERSON I AM TODAY. I AM PROUD OF BEING THE MUSE OF IMPORTANT DESIGNERS.

YOU LOOK SO MODERN WITH THIS NEW HAIRCUT. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT? YOUR NEW STYLE FITS PERFECTLY WITH THE LOCATION OF THE HOUSE OF ALVAR AALTO.
I WAS REALLY HAPPY THAT JULIEN D’YS ACCEPTED TO CUT MY HAIR. HE’S SO TALENTED, AND I AM A HUGE FAN OF HIM. I WAS PROUD TO DO IT. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BE A LITTLE BOLD, NOT TO BE AFRAID TO BREAK THE CODES OR YOUR IMAGE. MY NEW HAIRCUT MADE A LOT OF NOISE. PEOPLE TALKED A LOT ABOUT IT AND THE IMPACT WAS IMPORTANT. I FEEL VERY GOOD IN MY LIFE. THE LAST SHOOTINGS I’VE DONE ARE VERY POWERFUL. MY FEMINITY IS MORE SHARP.

YOU JUST ARRIVED FROM CANNES. ARE YOU ALWAYS EXCITED TO BE THERE?
INDEED, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL IS THE BEST PLACE TO MEET THE INDUSTRY. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE THIS YEAR TO HAND THE PRIZE OF THE JURY, SURROUNDED BY THE AMAZING MEMBERS OF THE JURY, SUCH AS XAVIER DOLAN AND THE COEN BROTHERS. MY COMING IS ALWAYS VERY FAST. BETWEEN TWO TRAVELS, EACH TIME I REGRET NOT TO BE ABLE TO WATCH MORE MOVIES.

IF YOU WERE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF A MAGAZINE, WHO WOULD YOU PUT ON YOUR SEPTEMBER COVER?
WITH SUCH WE CAN DO EVERYTHING. I AM NOT AN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF. NEVER THE LESS, I’LL BE DOING THE NEXT VOGUE HOMMES COVER THAT YOU’LL HAVE THE PLEASURE TO FIND SHORTLY. THE STORY IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL, IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND THE TEAM WAS AMAZING. GLEN LUCHFORD WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ANASTASIA BARBIERI WAS STYLING.

IN AN INTERVIEW, YOU ONCE SAID THAT “YOU HAVE A BUBBLE AROUND YOURSELF”. DO YOU STILL HAVE IT?
NO, NOT ANYMORE. I’M FINDING OUT WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE REAL WORLD. IT LEADS ME TO A NEW STEP FORWARD! I’LL DIRECT MY FIRST MOVIE AT THE END OF AUGUST. I AM AMAZED AND EXCITED BY THIS PROJECT. I AM TAKING WITH ME INCREDIBLE PEOPLE IN THIS ADVENTURE. YOU’LL FIND OUT SHORTLY.

WHAT IS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE LESSONS YOU’VE LEARNED DURING YOUR CAREER?
ALL OF THE PEOPLE I HAVE MET IN THE CINEMA AND FASHION INDUSTRY HAVE NOURISHED ME INTELLECTUALLY. THOSE PEOPLE TOOK ME IN THEIR JOURNEY. IT WAS A REAL PRIVILEGE, AND I STILL HAVE A LONG WAY UP FRONT. I HOPE I’LL BE ABLE TO GIVE BACK THIS AMAZING LEGACY.

ARE YOU HAPPY NOW?
TRES HEUREUSE. MERCI!!!!