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Marion Cotillard's Maison Martin Margiela dress turns heads at Cannes Film Festival

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Olivia Bergin

A cursory glance of the image of actress Marion Cotillard at the photocall for her new film, Deux Jours, Une Nuit (Two Days, One Night) reveals a cheekily short dress and a pair of enviably perfect legs. But that's not all.

Look a little closer and you'll see that the Oscar-winning actress is wearing the most unusual and entertaining dress of the Cannes Film Festival so far.

We've seen her dress before - but only on the catwalk - when it was unveiled at Paris Haute Couture Week in January, as part of Maison Martin Margiela's spring/summer 2014 collection.

Described by the Belgian brand as 'Buste Stockman' corset made from 'small, found objects', the design does exactly what it says on the tin.

A close-up shows how the silk organdy and pongé-based mini is made up of thousands of randomly hand-stitched bits and bobs you'd find down the bottom of your sofa: screws, beads, buttons and bits of beer cans - Fosters lager included. The brand says that the items were sourced in flea markets in Paris and Brussels, and took 67 hours to produce.

We applaud 38-year-old Cotillard, whose contract with fashion house Dior means she nearly always wears the brand for red carpet events, for making such a directional choice.

We just don't envy her having to sit down at the press conference that followed…

The Telegraph, London

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