On Saturday night, the Césars ceremony was held in Paris. The Césars are cinema awards similar to the Academy Awards in the United States, except on a microscopic, specifically French scale.
The Césars are terribly famous in France, but essentially unknown everywhere else. Many of the awards go to people and films that will never be exported.
Nevertheless, I love the Césars more than the Oscars. Here's why.
French model-turned-actress Laetitia Casta, 31, let it all hang out at the awards in Paris. While other attendees kept it classy in sophisticated gowns, Laetitia Casta grabbed everyone’s attention with this hair-raising, eye-popping, totally see-through dress.
Laititia Casta has made forays into Francophone film and television productions, including Astérix and Obélix vs. César, a live-action film of the Astérix world in which she plays a potential love interest for Obélix. More recently, Laititia Casta appeared in Les Âmes Fortes, a dramatic film directed by Raùl Ruiz and she has been cast as Brigitte Bardot in the movie Serge Gainsbourg, vie héroïque (2010). Laititia Casta was also prominently featured in the music video for the Chris Isaak song "Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing" in 1999. Through most of the video, Casta was seen in a motel room and sexy lingerie while being watched by Isaak in the next room.
Laititia Casta has been the official face of L'Oréal, Dior, and Chanel. She was featured in Guess Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, Miu Miu and XOXO advertisement campaigns. She has appeared on over 100 magazine covers including Victoria's Secret catalogs, ELLE magazine, and Vogue magazine. She also appeared in three consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, Rolling Stone, and a Pirelli Calendar. And she is currently the face of Ralph Lauren’s newest fragrance, Notorious.
Can you imagine a celebrity showing up to an awards show in Kenya wearing this? Is this fashionable or sexy or not tasteful at all?