French Connection Model To Appear In Pirates Of The Caribbean

French Connection’s ‘THE WOMAN’, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, is set to appear in the next instalment of Pirates of the Caribbean, On Stranger Tides, which is due out later this year.

Bergès-Frisbey, the current face of French Connection’s Spring Summer collection – the 2010 ‘THE WOMAN’ campaign – has been selected by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Rob Marshall to star in the key role of Syrena, a beautiful and alluring young mermaid, in Walt Disney Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films epic adventure “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” the fourth in the blockbuster series of films.

Bergès-Frisbey joins Johnny Depp, returning in his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow, and Penelope Cruz who will play Blackbeard’s daughter. The fourth Pirates movie begins filming this June in Hawaii, Great Britain and Los Angeles. The film is slated to open on May 20, 2011.

Astrid Bergès-Frisbey was born in Barcelona of French-American and Catalan parentage and, now based in Paris, is one of France’s brightest young stars, appearing in French films “La Fille du Puisatier”, “Bruc”, “Extase”, “La Premiere Etoile” and “Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique”.

Astrid took her first steps into the fashion world fronting French Connection’s Spring Summer 10 international campaign and is set to continue working with the brand for Autumn Winter 2010.

French Connection wishes Astrid every success in her exciting new role and all the best for her future acting career.

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Exclusive New Kick Ass Collection By French Connection

French Connection launches exclusive range of tees and sweats to celebrate the hotly anticipated 2010 superhero action movie Kick Ass.

The new film includes Executive Producer credits for French Connection UK Chairman and CEO, Stephen Marks, and has been adapted from Mark Millar’s best-selling comic book series of the same name.

Kick Ass tells the story of an average teenager who is inspired by his favourite comic books and decides to become a real-life superhero himself. However, the self-titled ‘Kick-Ass’ is devoid of one important thing… superpowers.

Young Brit star Aaron Johnson plays the lead role of Dave Lizewski/ Kick-Ass, but no superhero is complete without a sidekick. Nicholas Cage (a.k.a. Big Daddy) plays a former cop who, in his quest to bring down an evil drug lord, has trained his 11-year-old daughter to be a ruthless sword-wielding vigilante Hit Girl.

The film’s script was written by Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman, who previously wrote the smash hit Stardust together. Vaughn directed the film, and produced it with Brad Pitt (among others), cementing its Hollywood cool credentials.

The film’s superhero costumes strike just the right balance between looking ridiculous and kind of cool – they are accessible enough for even non-superheroes to aspire to trying this at least once for themselves. But for those not brave enough to venture out in a head-to-toe suit; French Connection has launched its new Kick Ass collection that features a number of men’s t-shirts to provide the next best thing.

Stephen Marks wanted the exclusive new range to build on French Connection’s already firmly established collections of retro film inspired apparel with an exclusive set of Kick Ass t-shirts and sweats. Tops come in dark and sinister black and greys, or alter-egos can shine in Kick Ass’ signature colours of jade and yellow. Featuring iconic empowering catchphrases, film logos, and original comic book illustrations, now anyone can show their allegiance to all that is good and right in the world of style by wearing one of French Connection’s superhero t-shirts.

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French Connection Launches Rock Legends T-Shirt Range

French Connection has launched its new Rock Legends T-shirt range, featuring iconic images of four of rock’s biggest stars.

Available online and on the high street, the range features four different T-shirts each highlighting a different rock legend. Men’s T-shirts in the range feature images of Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix and the infamous punk rocker Sid Vicious. The fourth design is features Debbie Harry of Blondie and is available for both men and women. The T-shirts are available in white, grey or black and also feature a simple and discreet French Connection flag logo on the bottom left hand seam.

Jennifer Roebuck, Head of Ecommerce at French Connection, said: “Our rock n’ roll inspired capsule tees feature some of rocks greatest legends and were a welcome addition to our collection. We wanted a rock-tastic red carpet appeal for the collection and we felt all these stars portrayed this.”

The new French Connection T-shirt range has been designed to compliment a casual rocker look when combined with denim shorts or jeans but can also contribute to a more formal but rebellious style when worn underneath a suit jacket. The shirts can also be teamed with velvet for a grunge luxe style or with bright denim for a more colourful and striking ensemble.

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