Cannes Watch: Ewan McGregor in Marni

Posted on May 16, 2012

Precious Unborn Fawns, it’s time for the Cannes Film Festival again, which means we’ll be bringing you the very latest in attention-seeking celebrities in front of cameras! Let’s start with a boy, because something about the sea air of the French Riviera brings out the best in some of our boystars.

Now, if you’re Ewan McGregor, cute-as-a-button international movie star, and you’re at a Cannes photocall, what do you wear?

Why, this, of course:

Ewan McGregor poses at the Feature Film Jury Photocall during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Ewan McGregor wears navy blue light jacket and pant, a white striped shirt and a dark grey silk star-printed tie from the Marni Spring 2012 collection.

The jacket seems to be just a tiny bit tight on him, but other than that, this is so frigging Cannes-chic we can’t even stand it. We’d kill for those shades, if not that hair.



[Photo Credit: Andrew H. Walker, Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images]

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  • terekirkland

    Why isn’t he Bond yet?

    • I’m not sure he’s a Bond to me, but a Bond villian?  Hello! How much fun would that be?

      • allisankelly

        I could see him as a Bond Villian!

      • A character who is gregarious, charming to a fault, and eeeeeeeeeee vil.

        • Exactly – I’m thinking a double-agent, who is also a member of Bond’s water-polo team, and seems to be utterly delightful until he just SNAPS.

          • Rand Ortega


          • Or how about a fellow double 0 agent, with a multiple personality issue?

          • What about 007 with a multiple personality that is a rogue agent!?

          • Adriana_Paula

            My man Sean Bean already shut that down.

          • Riiiight. I’d forgotten about that one. Thanks!

          • Twinzilla

            Lots of scenes in the showers at the pool!  Love it!

      • kittyminion

        And he and Bond need to make out. A lot. That is a movie I would see. Many times.

    • Ali

       Ew, no. He is so far from Bond.

    • It Hurt’s To Be In Love


  • kirkyo

    It is all working for me. Should he be knighted soon?

  • LOVE

  • erinbinek

    Not a fan of the shoes/socks situation, but other than that, it’s okay I guess.  

    • Deac82

       Its quite the trend for no socks with a non-business suit.  I’ve been rocking it quite a bit if it seems like its not going to be too hot/muggy.

      • erinbinek

        I’ve seen it done well by others, but in this case, they just seem like they would smell.

        • Kimbolina

          It’s like the male equivalent of Lea Michele’s “stank pump” the other day and all the Coachella girls’ “stank boot”…

          Makes me sad cause I love Ewan.  Everything else is  great though!

      • Cathy S

         Maybe he should have worn a darker shoe. It looks weird otherwise.

    • The shoes seem have this dirty tinge to them.

      •  They look like they’re suede. I think that might be what you’re seeing.

  • LUV. I remember how Ryan Gosling was killing it the past 2 years when he went. 

  • I wanna be him when I grow up

  • Love him. Although his hair looks like something in an anime cartoon.  Not so sure about the no socks shindig.

  • Anathema_Device

    Dear god I love this man. I can even forgive him for the Syndrome hair and the dirty shoes.  He makes it all work.

    Swinton and Ewan in one morning? You spoil us!!

    • Syndrome hair. HA! I don’t like it either, but everything else is working for me.

    • Angel9125

       You my friend made my day with Syndrome hair!! Perfect!

  • Oh, Ewan. Ewan! I adore you.

  • ICFashionChic

    The hair man…the hair! But everything else, Snazzy!

  • This should have gotten a WERQ. It’s so goddamn perfect for Cannes, I can’t stand it.

  • Vaniljekjeks

    He just does it for me.  He is perfect.  And I would kill for his hair, as well.  Believe it. 

  • AmandaCathleen

    Maybe it’s just me, but I think this makes him look extremely short. Don’t get me wrong, I still think he looks adorable, it’s just I guess I didn’t realize he’s so small!

    • Yes. The jacket looks too short, for one thing. And that hair is just throwing off the proportions entirely. 

      • AmandaCathleen

         I didn’t realize it until you mentioned it, but the hair really is throwing everything else off, isn’t it? It makes his head look too big.

  • jeneria

    I adore this man.  Just adore him.  

  • Lilithcat

    I think he looks weird.  The hair is goofy, and those pale suede shoes with no socks worn with a suit & tie?  I say again, weird.  And, of course, he needs a shave.

    • Sara__B

       It’s such a relief to know I’m not the only one!

      • Ali

         Yeah, me too. I was like, the Emperor has no clothes!

    • I don’t care what he’s wearing, the beard is yummy and so is the rest of him!

  • Are you kidding? That hair is laughable. Although the rest is delicious.

  • Gawwwwdayum.  He just keeps getting more adorable.  Its simply not fair!

  • ThatPeterG

    Loving that tie!

  • EEKstl

    Grace a dieu, but he is a fine speciman, n’est-ce pas?  Love the tie.

  • In_Stitches

    It looks like he stole those shoes from an ascetic and the suit is…eh.  Maybe it’s my prejudice against navy suits, but without a crease, those pants end up looking like sweats.  Well fitted, light-weight sweats, but sweats none the less.  Maybe he plans on doing some yoga?

  • How frickin’ adorable is he? Love it.

  • GorgeousThings

    I adore him – even with the Heat Miser hair. And those shoes… what a fabulously beachy touch!

  • Does he ever not look good?

  • MilaXX

    Ewan can do no wrong in my book

    • JackieOBlue

      I feel exactly the same way.  Plus, in interviews he is so down to earth, which makes me love him even more.

    • merciblahblah

       Yup – I agree wholeheartedly MilaXX (and JackieO, for that matter). Hair, shoes, tight jacket, whatevs – he will always be Ewan McHottie to me. Sigh.

  • out for a walk

    I mostly just like the tie. The shoes look fine except for in the first shot – don’t pose like that, Ewan!

  • RebeccaKW

    I love that tie.  The shoes.  Him.  He looks so great.  It’s a fun look w/o being ‘hey, I’m wearing a  tshirt under my vest and high tops, I’m cr-aaaa-zy!’

  • bluefish

    I love love love him.  So bummed The Corrections got canned.  He looks smashing.  And I’d love to have my rolling waves crashing on his rocky Cannes shores — an old girl can dream.  He looks positively nautical!  And no socks in super cool shoes … 

  • allisankelly

    Yes, how does he make his hair do that? He looks pretty, pretty good.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    He’s so adorable.
    I even like the ratty shoes, like he’s about to go for a stroll along the beach after this.

  • LOVE the tie. Love him.

  • Spicytomato1

    Nice to see Ewan remembered to pack his Flowbee®. Other than the hair, he looks cute as a button.

  • miagain

    the shoes, the shoes, whereforarttheycomingfrom?

  • i have a little bit MORE of a crush on him now.  thank you!

  • MsOlympia

    Is this the elusive dudeWERQ?

  • I’m so not convinced by that hair. 

  • No to the dirty shoes, but YES, YES, YESSSS to the rest… mmmmmmmm Ewan….

  • Marian Humin

    Geeze, I’m not seeing this. To me, the jacket is too tight, the pants are too short and the rise is wrong. The shades look too small for his face and the shoes…..well…!

    • PaulaBerman

       My thoughts exactly.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    We should be seeing more of him, since he’s a member of the judge panel there this year. HOORAH!

  • sk8tfan

    Movie Star

  • Judy_S

    Mmm… I can just taste the salty breezes…

  • mjude

    LOVE. HIM.

  • Larkin21

    I love Ewan. And I love his hair. I do think it needs to be a bit longer (on the sides, at least) for this style to really work, though. Still looks amazing, as always.

  • Leonardo Alves

    Marry me!

  • TieDye64

    The jacket’s a bit tight, but I can only say he looks cute as hell. I should be standing right next to him. 

  • cleep1000

    I think I’d like it better without the stubble, but he’s so yummy.

  • swoon!

  • Yep, just reconfirming that I love him no matter what. 🙂

  • Lina_bee


  • I was with it until I got to his ankles.  YUCK.  And those shoes look like he dug them out of the trash.

  • kingderella

    its cute but i fucking hate that hair. some funky (but not too funky) socks may have been a good idea, too.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I love that tie (and him). 

  • Rand Ortega

    He’s just so… Ewan.

  • Can we say STANK SHOE?  Though I do find a glimpse of a man’s ankle to be very sexy…

  • pookiesmom

    I love Ewan, but I just can’t with the hair. 

  • It is definitely Cannes-chic and the only way I would let those hiddy shoes slide.  Swoon.

  • guest2visits

    I love how comfortable he is in it; but not crazy bout the suit. Maybe the light is so strong it’s made the color blanched.
    And I think the shoes while comfortable looking, are hideous.   His close up is pretty fine. (understatement).

  • tired_mommy

    I dunnoh..between the tall hair and turned up shoes he’s a bit elf like…not my favorite look for him.

  • understateddiva

    If we’re gonna say it about the girls, it has to be mentioned about the guys: STANK OXFORD.

  • SapphoPoet

    I love it. Perfection.

  • Lola67

    I think he looks great, except for the shoes. A starlet would have been publicly shamed for wearing the female equivalent of those things.

  • Gorengirl

    Sigh…..He is too much…..J’adore.

  • joe_tey83

    He doesn’t seem to age at all.

  • Aurumgirl

    I, too, love Ewan dearly.  I think he’s a fantastic actor who knows how to choose some good roles and he makes almost any stray piece of clothing look superb.  But white shoes are always a no.  Unless  you are a dentist.  And I’ve noticed that dentists these days no longer wish to continue with that fashion don’t.  

  • Love it All! The hair is fantastic, and the shoes without socks is the best…

  • bellafigura1

    I do not like that shoe.  I like the sockless-white bucks in theory, a lot, but I do not like the shape of that shoe. They turn up!  Or look un-filled at the toe!  The tip of the shoes looks miles away from the ankle.  I do not like that shoe.  But he can put ’em under my bed anytime.  Winkwink.

  • Twinzilla

    Ew-an-ME!  And the plimsoles.


  • I love it! He has shades of Marcello Mastroianni in this getup.

  • He’s adorable.

  • His hair makes it look like he’s hanging upside-down.

  • lucasuk82

    That tie needs to be in my closet, stat.  Second choice, on the floor, leading to the bed.

  • quiltrx

    Adorable.  And I LOVE the hair!

  • Qitkat

    This does have that *je ne sais quoi* vibe, n’est ce pas?
    Appropriate for Cannes, I suppose. Laughable hair anywhere else. Casual Cool.

  • Yum…..

  • lordandtaylor

    The hair is funny and does nothing for him. Is he already trying to look younger? Itty bitty jacket also is not working in his favor. Verdict: He needs new gays.

  • He’s wearing Benjamin Eyewear, the “Nicole”, from The Guise Archives in Los Angeles. You can find them here:

  • Lisa Kramp

    The tie is killer. When I hit the lottery I’m buying that tie for my man!

  • snarkykitten

    his hair is goofy and I can smell his foot stank all the way over here

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    Oh, yum!

  • siriuslover

    Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope! God, I love this man.

  • Not a fan of the up swept hair doo!