Celebrity Photos:Kering and the Festival de Cannes Celebrate Women

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The 'Women in Motion' program, designed to highlight and celebrate the contribution of women to cinema, Kering and the Festival de Cannes celebrated the commitment and exceptional career of the American actress Jane Fonda, a two-time Academy Award Winner, producer and philanthropist.

Kering and the Festival de Cannes, and on the occasion of the Presidential Dinner, have also honored the talented independent Hollywood producer Megan Ellison, founder of the production company Annapurna Pictures.

Organized by Kering and the Festival de Cannes, the Presidential Dinner of 17 May welcomed close to 200 guests Place de la Castre, on the hills of Le Suquet in Cannes. Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, and François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, have given their respective awards to both laureates of the evening: the committed American actress and producer Jane Fonda, and the American producer Megan Ellison.

As co-hosts of the event, Kering and the Festival de Cannes have also paid a tribute to Olivia de Havilland, the first woman to be appointed President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes in 1965, 50 years ago.

Among guests from the film industry, the Presidential Dinner has gathered the actresses Claudia Cardinale, Frances McDormand, Salma Hayek Pinault, Isabelle Huppert, Sophie Marceau, Julie Gayet, Clothilde Courau, Marilou Berry, Charlotte Le Bon, Golshifteh Farahani, Rossy de Palma, Li Bingbing, Gianna Jun, Nadine Labaki, Nandita Das as well as the actors Benicio del Toro, John Turturro, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tahar Rahim, Pierre Niney, Melvil Poupaud, Gilles Lellouche, Edouard Baer and Vincent Lindon.

Also present were the Coen brothers, the director and screenwriter Sylvie Pialat, the director, screenwriter and actress Tonie Marshall, the director Haifaa Al-Mansour, the director, screenwriter and producer Bertrand Tavernier, the director, screenwriter and producer Guillermo del Toro, the filmmaker and producer Abderrahmane Sissako as well the producer Anne-Dominique Toussaint and the costume designer and artistic director Rosalie Varda.

Present as well Alessandro Michele, Creative Director of Gucci, Charlotte Casiraghi, Dennis Chan, Qeelin Creative Director, the singer, songwriter-composer-performer Rokia Traoré, the model Aymeline Valade and the fashion photographer Chen Man.   

Celebrating the contribution of women to the film industry, the 17 May Presidential Dinner has also marked the launch of the first edition of the 'Women in Motion' initiative at the Festival de Cannes. By 2016, the program will include two 'Women in Motion' Awards: a first award honoring a remarkable contribution to the women's cause, and a second one to distinguish a young and talented female filmmaker, to help young talented women gain visibility and recognition in the film industry.

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About Kering

Kering, a world leader in clothing and accessories, has developed a group of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn.

By encouraging imagination in all its forms, Kering allows its brands to fulfil their growth potential and opens the door to sustainable methods. Present in more than 120 countries, Kering recorded a turnover of 10 billion euros in 2014 and employed over 37,000 people as of 31 December. Kering stock (ex PPR) is listed in Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

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