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Marion Cotillard talks BAFTAs dress

Marion Cotillard has discussed the controversial canary yellow Dior gown she wore to the BAFTAs last night.

The French actress split fashion fans as she stepped out on the red carpet at the glitzy movie ceremony in London last night. Marion injected a much-needed pop of colour into the rain-sodden evening with a Dior canary yellow gown.

However, she suffered the same fate as Jennifer Lawrence at the recent SAG Awards, by revealing more than she intended. While Marion posed for photographers on the red carpet she was clearly shocked to realise she was exposing her upper thigh – and almost her derriere - through the sheer panelling section of the piece.

Before attending the BAFTAs, Marion spoke to about the Dior gown, explaining it took just 90 minutes to create.

"Any longer than that I get bored," she revealed."It's all very simple. My team puts forward a selection of dresses and I choose the one I feel most natural in. When I first saw the dress at the Dior show, I didn't fall in love with it straight away. It was when I saw it up close; that colour, it's edgy side - it's a piece of art."

Marion teamed the daring gown with vibrant red lips and a dazzling diamond choker.

The 37-year-old star is currently the face of the Lady Dior campaign and will soon design a bag for the label.

During her interview, she also praised Raf Simons, who has taken over from John Galliano as Christian Dior’s creative director. Marion revealed she has been “amazed” by Raf’s easy transition into the high-profile role.

However, she was quick to offer her support to shamed designer John, who was fired from Dior and spent time in rehab after he was caught on video making anti-Semitic remarks during an argument in Paris.

John is making his fashion comeback and is currently working alongside Oscar de la Renta.

Marion singled him out as one of the names she would most like to work with.

"I really respect John as an artist. It's hard to explain and forgive him for what he did and said, but things happen for a reason. He wasn't well. I'm so happy he's back. The man is a genius,” she explained. "I'd love to work with Gaultier and I'm obsessed with Vivienne Westwood. I met her very briefly at an event in November. I saw at the beginning of the night and then, right at the end, I thought, 'I cannot leave without telling her how much I love her.' So I jumped on her, told her that I adore her work..."

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