During Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2016 show in Palm Springs, Swedish actress Alicia Vikander revealed that she’s the new face of the French fashion house. The news is yet to be officilly confirmed by the brand, but according to The Hollywood Reporter, Alicia herself admitted to her new role.
If you haven’t yet heard of the rising star, you’ve probably seen her face before. Having appeared in Anna Karenina and A Royal Affair (for which she learnt Danish), Alicia is starring in no less than eight films this year alone, already having played roles in Testament Of Youth (alongside Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harrington) and Ex Machina.
On top of that, Alicia will be in The Man From U.N.C.L.E, a Guy Ritchie-directed movie starring Henry Cavill, The Danish Girl (starring Eddie Redmayne), Adam Jones, with Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. She has also filmed The Light Between Oceans, which stars Rachel Weisz and Michael Fassbender, who she is currently dating (we know).
So you see, 2015 is a huge year for the Swedish star, particularly as she’s now following in the footsteps of LV campaign stars Michelle Williams, Jennifer Connelly and even Jennifer Lopez. The news is not, however, all that surprising, given that Alicia has been on the FROW at two Louis Vuitton shows now, and even wore the brand to the Met Gala earlier this week (excellent choice).
And what did Alicia think of Nicolas Ghesquière’s decision to stage the Resort show in Palm Springs? ‘I’m here for the first time, to see the show. This is an interesting contrast to Paris!’ she told The Hollywood Reporter. ‘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!’
We can’t imagine how the actress is going to have time to promote all eight of her films while being a global fashion superstar, too, but no doubt she’ll nail it. Looks like our weekends are going to be spent at the cinema, in any case…
By Hannah Banks-Walker