Diane Kruger has been to the Chanel shows. Reporting she was there would be like reporting that the dresses had seams and — you know what else? No, DO YOU? — were made from tweed. So turn your celebrity-hungry eyes to a new high-profile front-row couture guest who is neither blond nor dress-wearing: Pedro Almodóvar! The Spanish director sat front row at Christian Dior yesterday morning, Armani Privé after that, and Chanel this morning.
It’s unclear what mission he’s on at the shows, whether it’s personal or business, but he looks most absorbed in the events. At Armani, shades drawn over his mysterious eyes, he was a centerpiece guest sandwiched between beauties Jodie Foster, Roberta Armani, and Sofia Loren, like the surprise olive tapenade in a tomato and mozzarella panini. At Dior, he took the time to educate himself on the show notes, with Elena Anaya at his side. And at Chanel, he gleefully traipsed out with a gift bag in one hand and Gaspard Ulliel in the other. So welcome to fashion, Pedro! Those show seats are all that’s hard and cold in this business. Trust.