Cannes Style Double Shot: Caitriona Balfe in Louis Vuitton

Posted on May 12, 2016

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Miss Cait had herself a couple of moments on Cannes red carpets; a development to which we can only say “Attagirl” in response, even if the outfits weren’t … well, see for yourself.

 

Caitriona Balfe attends the “Money Monster” photocall during the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

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Okay, so she looks like a chicken wearing gold sandals but that’s not the point. The point is, she’s demanding attention in a very Cannes-like way. A great deal of her red carpetry since Outlander took off has been a bit too safe, in our opinion. She’s capable of pulling off a lot more than the limited range of looks she’s been putting forth. While we can’t say we like this at all, we can appreciate it for being bold and risk-taking and oh-so-very appropriately French. We don’t doubt the photographers all scrambled to get shots of her.

 

Caitriona Balfe attends the premiere of “Cafe Society” and the Opening Night Gala during the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

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We’re not going to fall all over ourselves praising this one, although it’s a perfectly fine look. That’s the issue, though. We think she’s better off shooting for more than “perfectly fine.” We’ll give this look some credit for having a dark glamour to it that suits her. And it’s not lacking in drama. It’s not bland, like a lot of her style choices. The sporty feel of the neckline tends to bring the look down a bit, though.

Still, we like that she’s making drama a bit more of a priority in her style choices. That’s as it should be, as far as we’re concerned.

Oh, and P.S., Outlander fans: We will have our “Outlander Style” post up today. Promise.

 

Style Credits:
First Look:
Louis Vuitton White Lace Ensemble
Second Look:
Louis Vuitton Black Embellished Gown from the Spring 2016 Collection
Borgioni Diamond Earrings
Doves by Doron Paloma Ring
Louis Vuitton ‘Petite Malle’ Bag

[Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Clemens Bilan/Getty Images]

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