ALONG with celebrating his 60th birthday this week, Jean Paul Gaultier has been named in the Cannes Film Festival jury line-up. With eight other panelists, the French designer will be responsible for selecting the winner of the Palme d'Or prize - the festival's highest honour. And with his passion for film and a long-standing ambition to be involved at Cannes, it seems Gaultier fits the bill perfectly.
"We have a tradition of inviting people who we know are cinephiles but who are not necessarily in cinema," said Cannes boss Thierry Fremaux.
The jury will be led by Italian director Nanni Moretti, with Diane Kruger and Ewan McGregor also taking up seats on the panel. The festival will run from 16 to 27 May.