Gilles Marini and Brooke D'Orsay in the new Hallmark mystery Crimes of Fashion: Killer Clutch. (Image: Hallmark Media)

Days of Our Lives star Gilles Marini will join Brooke D’Orsay in the new Hallmark mystery Crimes of Fashion: Killer Clutch. The movie, which takes place amid the backstage chaos of Paris fashion week, also stars French actress Paloma Coquant.

New Hallmark mystery

In Crimes of Fashion: Killer Clutch, Brooke D’Orsay plays Lauren, a psychologist who lands her dream job as a performance coach at the Parisian-based House of Trésor. With the help of her calming techniques, the company pulls off the perfect show at fashion week. But when the production is interrupted by screams, Lauren finds her friend Charlotte (played by Coquant) standing over the dead body of Trésor’s business manager.

A local detective (played by Marini) is called in to investigate. Lauren helps him uncover a counterfeit handbag ring, which leads them to a long list of suspects.

Gilles Marini

Gilles Marini is known for his roles in Days of Our Lives, Brothers & Sisters, Switched at Birth, and Devious Maids. He has also appeared in Sex and the City: The Movie, All I Wish For, and The List.

Born in France to a Greek mother and an Italian father, Marini worked in his father’s bakery until he began a career as a model in the United States.

In a recent interview, the actor talked about how much he enjoyed working with Hallmark.

“I’ve never been treated so well on any set on any network like Hallmark,” he told Digital Journal. “It was literally a dream job. I was dying to work with Hallmark for a long time.”

The actor also spoke about how important his Greek heritage is.

“Every single morning, when I wake up, I call my mom,” he said. We are addicted to speaking to each other to make the family better every day. We’ve been doing that regularly for the last 10 years. …My mother is a strong woman, and she is my Greek heritage. She is a Greek goddess, for sure. Even if she is 100 percent wrong, I always say, ‘Yes, mom.’ I love it.”

Brooke D’Orsay

Brooke D’Orsay is a Hallmark veteran. She starred in the Hallmark movies Miss Christmas (2017), Christmas in Love (2018), Nostalgic Christmas (2019), A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love (2020), Beverly Hills Wedding (2021), A Dickens of a Holiday (2021), Wedding of a Lifetime (2022), A Fabled Holiday (2022), and A Not So Royal Christmas (2023).

The actress has also had roles in the TV shows Two And A Half Men, Royal Pains, and Drop Dead Diva.

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