THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Ex Machina star Alicia Vikander (who’s also had roles in A Royal Affair and Anna Karenina) is (unofficially) the new face of Louis Vuitton, the star admitted shyly to The Hollywood Reporter at the Louis Vuitton 2016 cruise show in Palm Springs on Wednesday. Louis Vuitton has also confirmed the announcement to THR.
“It hasn’t officially been announced yet, but yes,” she confessed when asked about her role as the French fashion house’s new face. Wearing a glittery mini skirt, black lace top, and black-and-white Vuitton shoes — all designed by LV creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere — she also admitted she’s never been to Palm Springs before. “I’m here for the first time, to see the show. This is an interesting contrast to Paris!” Looking out at the Bob Hope estate, overlooking the mountains and desert terrain, was not unlike the set of Ex Machina, in which she plays a fem bot with uncanny artificial intelligence. “It’s amazing to see flowers everywhere. In London where I’m based, there are only a few months of spring. Here it seems like it’s spring all the time!”
Vikander is definitely the “It” girl of the moment, starring in several upcoming films (Justin Chadwick’s Tulip Fever and Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E.), covering major fashion magazines (W’s April 2015 issue), and being photographed on vacation with recent co-star Michael Fassbender with images being posted all over the web. Vuitton has a gift of hiring interesting faces (Jennifer Connelly, Michelle Williams, Charlotte Gainsbourg) — and Vikander is definitely no exception. Now there’s no doubt we’ll see her soon on the red carpet in a LV-designed eveningwear, perhaps one of the amazing leather gowns in the cruise show.