— Lady Charlize (@charlizefrance) July 7, 2014
As the spokesmodel for Dior J’adore, Charlize Theron is expected to show up to select events thrown by the brand. It comes with the whole glam factor of the job. So when she showed up with new beau, Sean Penn to Monday’s Christian Dior Couture AW14-15 fashion show in Paris, it generated a lot of excitement.
Theron talked about their budding relationship in the June issue of Vogue:
She adopted her son, Jackson, in 2012 amid a four-year stretch of being single, and now, of course, is dating Sean Penn—another iconoclast who clearly lives by his own set of rules, hard as they may be to decipher. It makes a certain kind of sense: Both have a tendency toward harrowing, physically transformative film roles; both choose their projects based on directors; and both take their social activism very seriously.
“What I guess I am trying to say is: A friend kind of stepped into that role, and I really didn’t see it coming,” Theron said. “Sean and I have known each other for eighteen years. We were just really good friends. And it’s been slow going because you are aware that you could screw that up and lose it. We had to think about it. But at the end of the day, it was somewhat effortless. It just kind of naturally happened, and before I knew it, I was in something that was making my life better—the people who really love me can see the effect it has had on me.”
— susiebubble (@susiebubble) July 7, 2014
In a sequin gold mini dress, Theron sat back with her man for the show. Penn sported a black suit with Ray Ban sunglasses– doing his best to stay out of her limelight. Marion Cotillard, Zhang Ziyi, Anna Wintour, Anna Dello Russo and Olivia Palermo were also in attendance, enjoying the classically designed gowns.
See more pictures from the event on the next pages.