9 posts tagged "Cannes"
It’s hard to top last night’s Lady Gaga beach performance, but the starlets at Cannes today are aiming to try. The film to see is Sleeping Beauty, starring young Emily Browning (who picked Valentino for its evening, in-competition debut).
Our favorite looks from the premiere? First place to Mia Wasikowska, who chose a sinuous, floor-length Roland Mouret gown in red-carpet red. She’s got the youth vote for sure. But she’s also got stiff competition from the 73-year-old Jane Fonda, who went with an unforgiving, inset-paneled gown by Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci—and pulled it off beautifully. Inès de la Fressange, too, proved you don’t have to be a teen to strut your stuff. The Roger Vivier brand ambassador stunned in black Carven—customized for her by designer Guillaume Henry—and a killer pair of Riviera-ready Vivier flats.
Who was your favorite? Sound off below.
No sooner had Chanel’s Cruise ship (er, show) rolled out of town—attendee Rachel Bilson’s already back on the party scene in New York—than the Cannes Film Festival kicked off on the Riviera. The stars (and star jurors) aligned for the opening ceremony of the fest, and the first film, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which screened out of competition this evening.
With the red carpet officially unfurled, the best-dressed race is officially on, and there were plenty of strong contenders on Day 1. Our picks? Juror Uma Thurman, who attended the opening ceremony in a high-slit Fall ’11 white Versace gown (left), won plenty of votes. So did Karolina Kurkova, who took in the premiere of Midnight in Paris in midnight blue Armani Privé (center). And coming in strong with a more casual day look was Midnight star Léa Seydoux (right), who chose pretty, printed Prada (with matching Louboutin pumps) for the film’s photo call earlier in the afternoon. (She wore petal pink Vuitton to the official premiere.)
Who was your favorite? Who have we missed? Write-in votes encouraged in the comments below.
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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