Meet the talented costume designer and daughter of director Agnes Varda, Rosalie Varda. Find out about her net worth, her movie ‘Faces Places’ and other facts.
Who is Rosalie Varda?
Rosalie Varda-Demy is a costume designer and a French art director. Rosalie was born in 1958 in Paris. Rosalie Varda is the costume designer for theater, opera and cinema. She is also the artistic director for Cine-Tamaris. In the family production and distribution company Ciné-Tamaris, Rosalie Varda and her brother Mathieu Demy are in charge of the film fund of their parents Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy. Varda is famous for her work on ‘Faces Places’ in 2017, ‘A Slightly Pregnant Man’ in 1973 and ‘Americano’ in 2011. Rosalie Varda is the daughter of Antoine Bourseiller and Agnes Varda. She was legally adopted by Jacques Demy when he married Agnes Varda. Rosalie Varda is also the half-sister of Mathieu Demy. She is also the half-sister of the torero or bullfighter Marie Sara as they have the same biological father. Rosalie Varda studied at the Ecole du Louvre and then trained in haute couture at Studio Bercot. Rosalie Varda soon after her training started designing costumes in the cinema, quite notably for Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Fuller, Rene Allio, Yves Boisset and Agnes Varda. For the past ten years, she has been responsible for creating the meeting spaces of invited guests at the Cannes Film Festival. Rosalie Varda is also an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. Rosalie Varda recently attended the 25th Cork French Film Festival’s gala screening of director Jacques Demy’s 1964 musical comedy, ‘The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. This festival will celebrate the work of Demy and will include a special focus on the soundtracks of French films. The festival was attended by notable guests like world renowned pianist and composer, Neil Brand and also composers, Irene Buckley and Laurent Levesque. Rosalie Varda produced the film, ‘Les 3 Boutons’ written and directed by her mother, Agnes Varda. ‘Les 3 Boutons’ was about a 14-year-old girl who opens a package containing a magical magenta ball dress ten times her teenage size. Jasmine enters the folds of the dress, into a modern anti-fairy tale and everyday empowerment. Rosalie Varda, Agnes and muralist JR got an Academy Award nomination for their movie Faces Places in the Best Documentary Feature Film category at the Oscar 2018. The Oscar 2018 event will be held on 4th March, 2018.
Net worth of the costume designer
Rosalie Varda’s net worth is approximately $17 million.
A brief about her mother – Agnes Varda
Agnes Varda is a French Film director born in 1928 in Belgium. She has spent most of her working life in France. Her photographs, art installations and films mainly focus on documentary realism, feminism and social commentary with a distinctive experimental style. Her work has often been cited as central to the development of the French New Wave film movement. Agnes Varda brought about a revolution in the French cinema by using distinct location shooting and by casting non-professional actors during the 1950’s. Varda’s birth name was Arlette Varda. She was the daughter of Christiane and Eugene Jean Varda who was an engineer. Her father was a Greek refugee from Asia and her mother was French. She has four siblings. She legally changed her name to Agnes when she crossed 18. She left Belgium in 1940 and fled to Sete, France. She studied photography and art history at the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts. She later went on to work for the Theatre National Populaire as a photographer. Varda is a significant figure in modern French cinema. Her career pre-dates the start of the Nouvelle vague known as the French New Wave, and her film, ‘La Pointe Courte’ contains many elements specific to that movement. She once said in an interview that she wants to make films related to her time rather than focusing on traditions or classical standards. Agnes Varda met her husband in 1958, while living in Paris. Jacques Demy, also a French actor and director moved in with Varda together in 1959. They married and remained together until his death in 1990. Agnes Varda has two children – daughter, Rosalie Varda-Demy with Antoine Bourseiller and son, Mathieu with Jacques Demy. Agnes Varda is also the cousin of Jean Varda. In 1971, Varda along with 343 other women signed the Manifesto admitting that she had had an abortion despite the fact that it was illegal in France at that time. The reason for the Manifesto was to ask them to make it legal.
Not much information is available about Rosalie Varda as of now. Although she is quite famous on her own with her costume designing, she is more recognized as the daughter of Agnes Varda. Information about her personal life is also not available currently. Rosalie Varda is active on Instagram and Twitter. One can see her latest posts and photos on her Instagram page @rosalievarda and on her Twitter handle @RosalieVarda. The costume designer is also active on Facebook. One can follow her at Rosalie Varda on her Facebook page to get her public posts on your news feed.