Likely FOR GOLD: French actor Raphaël Quenard has joined the ranks of Dior’s menswear model ambassadors.
A soaring star, Quenard is a person of the 32 names shortlisted for the best newcomer award at the Césars, France’s equal of the Oscars, for his function in “Chien de la casse” (“Junkyard Dog”). International audiences can see him in the Netflix film “Gold Brick,” the tale of a disgruntled factory employee who operates a rip-off to get again at his incompetent bosses.
Emma Benestan, who directed him in “Fragile,” has compared Quenard to Jim Carrey for his unbridled power. Recognised for his uncommon nasal diction, the 32-yr-outdated actor tracked down directors at screenings and marketplace occasions to foyer for roles, immediately after originally gaining a degree in chemistry and then briefly working as a parliamentary assistant.
“He will embody the spirit and singularity of the house’s allure — reinvented each individual year by inventive director Kim Jones — modernity with a timeless signature, extra than ever positioned less than the signal of audacity and creativity,” Dior stated in a assertion.
Talking on French radio France Inter recently, Quenard claimed his key commitment in life was “panache,” echoing a line he contributed to the script of “Gold Brick.”
“To me, panache is the most stunning detail there is because we would give anything for a sliver of a dream, a sprinkling of stardust, and that tiny thing, that tiny moment of grace, suspended in time, that retains us in thrall — that is truly one thing I would be completely ready to pay a lot of cash for,” he reported.
Quenard joins a men’s roster at Dior that consists of actor Robert Pattinson, K-pop star Jimin of boy band BTS, footballer Kilian Mbappé and Monaco businessman Pierre Casiraghi, the grandson of Grace Kelly.