Fashion has always been a critical ingredient of the film industry. This week French designer Jean Paul Gaultier was named to the Cannes Film Festival eight member jury panel.
It is responsible for selecting the winner of the Palme d'Or prize which is the festival's highest honour. The 60 year-old has always been a passionate film buff and designed costumes for several projects. Cannes Director Thierry Fremaux was quoted as saying... "We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema."