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The talk of Cannes today isn’t even in the festival: It’s Lars von Trier’s latest, Nymphomaniac, which stars Charlotte Gainsbourg (left) as a woman recounting her erotic experiences after surviving a vicious beating. (Uma Thurman, Stellan Skarsgård, and Shia LaBeouf costar.) Von Trier being famously unstinting, the film depicts unsimulated sex—but according to one of the film’s producers, Louise Vesth, who spoke at the festival today, it will actually be a high-tech visual effect, where images of stunt doubles having sex will be digitally imposed onto images of the more famous actors. Naturally, it’s been the buzz of the Internet all day. For my part, I think the most boundary-crossing detail isn’t the F/X, but the release date: The film is slated to come out in von Trier’s native Denmark on Christmas Day. God Jul, as the Danes say.
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The truth is, I’ll be home in New York this weekend, taking long walks in Central Park and having friends over for a barbecue. But a girl can dream. And where I’d really like to be spending my weekend (and, what the hell, next week) is Cannes.
What to pack for the French Riviera? Neon and zebra-print K. Jacques St. Tropez flat sandals ($315) to wear with an all-white outfit, or to pair with crazy printed cotton pants. And this Proenza Schouler boho dress ($1,650) is perfect to wear from the pool to cocktails. For evening, I’ll take my inspiration from Giovanna Battaglia, who was the star of the Cannes red carpet last year at the amfAR gala—I would go with vintage, in my case, this Chanel one-shoulder gown from 1986 ($2,298) with a couple of bows in the back and peplum on the waist. To finish the look, Irene Neuwirth‘s black and diamond earrings (price on request) would bring it all up to date, as would my customized Charlotte Olympia clutch ($745), embroidered with my name.
The Cannes festival wrapped up this weekend, with a few more screenings and the presentation of the festival’s awards—two of which went this year to fashion favorites.
Terrence Malick picked up the Palme d’Or for Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and newcomer Jessica Chastain, though he wasn’t at the festival to collect his trophy in person. (His producers accepted it on his behalf.) Malick had previously won the directing prize at the 1979 festival for Days of Heaven—the film that was a major inspiration on Rodarte’s Fall ’11 collection.
Speaking of Rodarte, one of the label’s staunchest supporters nabbed the best actress prize. Kirsten Dunst won for her performance in Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, which was almost removed from the competition after the director made impolitic remarks about Nazism. (Von Trier himself was barred from attending the award ceremony.) In addition to being one of the festival’s best actresses, we’d add that Dunst has been one of its consistently best-dressed. She’s wowed in saffron-colored Chloé, in Rodarte, and in Chanel couture, like this Spring ’10 look she selected for the closing ceremony.
The festival on the Riviera begins its draw to a close tonight with the star-studded, every-A-lister-in-the-known-universe amfAR gala. (Seriously, is anyone left in Hollywood?) It’s been a week of highs and lows, hip bustles and Row-wearing Olsens, lots of Armani Privé (above), and even more, it seemed, of Jane Fonda.
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There was no shortage of star wattage at Cannes this weekend, but it was a few newcomers who stood out on the fashion front. Girl-to-watch Elizabeth Olsen has enviable access to one of fashion’s most-desired labels; her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley are the designers of The Row. Olsen took the line day to night, wearing a pretty white shift for an afternoon photo call for her film Martha Marcy May Marlene and amping up the glamour in a high-slit, beaded black number for its official premiere. (Between the color and the slit, we couldn’t help but remember Ashley’s Met gala look.)
Clémence Poésy, on the other hand, went lighter and sweeter but still scored a winning look. The French actress chose a silk and taffeta gown from YSL’s Edition Soir for the Saturday premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean.