Cannes Watch: Jada Pinkett-Smith in Paco Rabanne

Posted on May 18, 2012

Far be it for us to offer any advice to the Acid Queen here, since she looks like she can kill us with her brain, but there’s a detail or two here that bother us.


Jada Pinkett Smith attends the Women In Film celebration at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in a Paco Rabanne dress.

Paco Rabanne Spring 2012 Collection/Model: Liu Wen (MARILYN)

We realize that this look is likely to not be loved by a lot of people, but we’ll just say this: sometimes, it’s best to play to your strengths. Let’s face it; Jada is an intense-looking woman. She tends to go as soft as she’s capable of for the red carpet, but it’s fun to see her strap on some Grace Jones armor for once and hit the RC looking fierce and dangerous instead of like a dutiful wife and mother, which tends to be 90% of her red carpet appearances lately. This dress isn’t for every gal, but it’s definitely for Jada.

Here are the quibbles: She should have worn a pony tail because the sleekness would have only helped the look, and she should have worn showier, more in-your-face shoes than simple black pumps.

Please don’t kill us with your brain, Your Fierceness.


[Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images,]

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