12 posts tagged "Cannes Film Festival"
Baz Luhrmann’s long-awaited adaptation of The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire, will open the 66th Cannes Film Festival, it was confirmed today. It’s a spiritual return to the area for Fitzgerald, who wrote some of his greatest work on the Riviera, and an actual one for Luhrmann, whose first film, Strictly Ballroom, screened at the Festival some 21 years ago. (His Moulin Rouge! opened Cannes, too.) Expect Prada on the red carpet—not only is Mulligan a favorite of the house, Miuccia Prada also worked with the costume designer, Catherine Martin, on some of the film’s looks.
Let the Marilyn Monroe tributes continue. Just last month at the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard hosted an exhibition of rarely seen images of the icon and unveiled its Monroe collection of diamond necklaces and earrings. Today she’s being toasted in Milan by artist Alessandro Gedda and Italian footwear label Fratelli Rossetti. Gedda’s 50-painting exhibition, commemorating the 50 years since her death, opened at Società Umanitaria (the first stop of A Tribute to Marilyn‘s multi-city tour that will end in New York next month). Also in the mix are five sculptures inspired by Fratelli Rossetti’s Lady Brera pump. For its part, the shoe label has created a limited-edition version of that style in Marilyn red croc skin, available at its stores around the world. Here, Style.com has an exclusive first look at the shoe.
The Oscars are blink-and-you’ll-miss-it compared to the twelve-day marathon that is the Cannes Film Festival; the Croisette won’t clear until Sunday. This year’s big red-carpet stories? The splashy debut of a new line—Gucci’s couture collection, Premiere—which turned up on Salma Hayek Pinault and Naomi Watts, and the emergence of Emilio Pucci as the go-to brand for something short and super-sexy (see: Evangeline Lilly). Also noteworthy was the high-profile rejection of gowns: Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche both stepped out in—gasp—pants.
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In the fishbowl that is Cannes, watching the same starlets hit the carpet over and over can get a little dull. Can and could—but doesn’t, this year, thanks largely to the Chinese superstar Fan Bingbing, who consistently looks great in everything from dragon-emblazoned Chinese gowns to Parisian couture. Fan is at the festival promoting her film Chongqing Blues, which is in competition for the Palme d’Or. (Depending on whom you ask, the film—a family saga about a ship’s captain coming to terms with the death of his son—is either poignant or plodding. Some reviewers said both.) The 28-year-old actress is an enormous star in her native China, where she routinely appears on magazine covers—in the last year, she’s been on L’Officiel China, InStyle China, Cosmopolitan China, and Esquire China, only the second woman to cover the Chinese men’s mag—in films, and on TV. Her style ranges from hippie chic to full-on glamour. (At Cannes, she’s worn Elie Saab Couture, Valentino, and Laurence Hsu.) Will she follow the path of Chinese actresses like Ziyi Zhang and head west? She may already have started. Front-row watchers may remember her from Paris fashion week earlier this year, where she snagged seats of honor at Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Louis Vuitton. Her seatmate at that last one, by the way? LV CEO Yves Carcelle. We’d say she’s going places.