In the July 28th, 2023 edition of Madame Figaro, Oscar-winning actress and Kering’s 2023 Women in Motion Prize Michelle Yeoh captivates on the cover. Taken by the lens of Julian Ungano, Yeoh commands attention in a chic Balenciaga pullover, paired with Boucheron jewelry.
Inside, the cover story unfolds to reveal Cécile Martin’s stylistic choices, presenting Yeoh in distinctive Gucci and Bottega Veneta designs. Crafting an aesthetic balance, Mara Roszak’s hair styling works seamlessly with Polly Osmond’s subtle make-up artistry.
Michelle Yeoh, the first Asian woman to win an Oscar, is a symbol of resilience and strength. From her home in Switzerland, she maintains her physical prowess through daily exercise, a nod to her past as an action star performing her own stunts. Yeoh’s journey has not been without its challenges. She has faced the harsh realities of Hollywood’s ageism and the stereotyping of Asian women. Despite these hurdles, she has remained steadfast in her commitment to portray strong, capable women was evident in her role in “Tomorrow Never Dies“, where she insisted her character be more than just a pretty face. This resolve is rooted in her upbringing by two powerful women, her mother and grandmother.
Beyond acting, Yeoh is a vocal advocate for social equity and environmental sustainability. She has worked with Global Citizen and served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. Despite her success, Yeoh is aware of the ageism that exists in Hollywood and hopes her achievements will create more opportunities for actors and actresses from the Asian community.
With several exciting projects on the horizon, including “A Haunting in Venice” by Kenneth Branagh, a new film with Jon Chu, and a sequel to “Avatar“, Yeoh continues to break barriers and redefine norms.