Marion Cotillard stars in “The Lady Noire Affair”

French actress Marion Cotillard has won an Academy Award, so why is she in a commercial?

Because it’s not just any commercial: It’s a six-minute short film for Dior, directed by Olivier Dahan, who was the director of Cotillard’s Oscar-winning film about the life of Edith Piaf, La Vie en rose.

The focus may be the handbag, but the commercial (titled The Lady Noire Affair) is much more about Cotillard than what she carries with her.

I love Marion in those sexy strappy heels, especially when she’s awaiting her helicopter to be flown away. And it looks like this won’t be the only Dior short she will star in, as the end promises her return in Lady Rogue, coming soon.

Are you a Marion Cotillard fan? Do you like that designers are taking more liberties with viral videos and film to advertise?