The Cannes Film Festival is well underway in the South of France, this is one of my favourite events to monitor as it fuses two of my biggest passions, fashion and film! In total, the festival runs for 12 days, opening yesterday, so I wanted to review some of the Red Carpet fashion choices for Day 1 and where would be better to start than…
There was no competition when it came to awarding the “best dressed”, Lupita stunned in this Gucci grasshopper-green gown, the colour really suited her complexion and she finished the look with a glossy fuchsia lip to remind us all that it’s Summer and it’s time to have fun with our beauty and fashion looks!
The chiffon dress was complete with an expanded skirt and a capelet, which she twirled to show it’s full effect in a true princess moment. As if the dress could get any better, it had beautiful floral crystal detail around the waist and neckline… perfection.
My runner-up for “best dressed” would be Naomi Watts, which is interesting because I’m not usually a fan of fuller feathered looks (there were a lot of feathers at the Oscars, which never made it into my shortlist) but I couldn’t resist this gunmetal-grey (one of my favourite shades) Elie Saab number!
The sequinned and pearled top paired with the soft, flowing, feathered skirt just oozes luxury. She wore her hair swept-back and was adorned with diamonds to complete this elegant and sophisticated red carpet entry.
I know that a lot of people are raving about Julianne Moore’s choice and there is no doubt that at aged 54, she is looking super glamorous in this figure-flattering Armani Privé gown. However, I’m less of a fan of this combination with the over-the-top embellishments on the shoulders and sequinned, netted wrapover to give the feathered effect… it’s a lot.
I think the dress would have had a greater wow-impact without the feathered wings, the whole look is a lot harsher than Naomi Watts’ too, I can imagine an evil queen in a Disney film having a wardrobe full of this style of dress — I’m not denying that she’s a queen though!
This is the point in the red carpet parade that you go and make yourself a cup of tea, unquestionably Natalie looks fantastic, there’s very rarely a time that she doesn’t but it’s safe, especially if you still have Lupita’s jaded green gown of wonder etched into your brain.
It’s a fire-engine red, column-shaped, strapless Dior Couture dress, which all contributes to it being very minimalistic. My favourite part of the outfit was the modern take on the sweetheart cut.
Is it a dress? Is it a pantsuit? I’m not quite sure, though I do think that it would have looked better being one or the other but Karlie manages to pull off the futuristic and modern Atelier Versace Couture jumpsuit anyway, which is hardly surprising coming from a model who strutted down the red carpet as if it was a runway!
This was the most out-of-the-ordinary style choice on the red carpet, with one leg covered and one leg exposed, glittery embellishments, buckles at the waist and interesting cuts all over, it’s certainly memorable but is it for the right reasons?
White became a popular colour choice for the first day at Cannes, Doutzen much like her former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Karlie Kloss, opted for Atelier Versace Couture but her choice was much more grounded on planet Earth.
However, the sleek gown was made a lot more daring with its thigh-high split and mesh panel on the bodice, which only accentuated her curves. Simple, yet beautiful!
And that concludes my round-up of day one at the Cannes Film Festival, the other celebrities in attendance fell into the in-betweeners category, being neither particularly memorable for the right or wrong reasons… but that could all change in the days ahead!
Who would you crown queen of the red carpet? Do you think that any of our stars committed a fashion faux pas?