Elle Fanning Opens the Cannes Film Festival with a Bang – and Some Help From Vivienne Westwood

Posted on May 18, 2017

And just like that …


Your Daily Gown Quotient just shot into the stratosphere, darlings. Cannes 2017 is officially under way and the celebu-lady attendees with any smarts know you don’t screw around when it comes to grabbing a little bit of that sweet international coverage. Unleash the gowns.

And as gownery goes, Miss Elle just made her shot across the bow. She’s always been fairly good about knowing when to really lean into the Disney princess imagery. The trick in such styles – especially on the barely-adult crowd – is to find ways to make it fresh, give it a twist or an edge, or just to find a gown with enough visual interest to keep they wearer from looking generic. Girlfriend nailed it. This is classically lovely from the front, but bold and eye-catching in a modern way from the back. Normally we tend to rail against a Fanning in a washed-out color, but it’s balanced by all the visual boldness in the dress paired with a fairly well-painted face. The hair’s just okay. If anything, the look could’ve used a bit more of an emphasis on jewelry, but we suppose it’s a bit more modern without diamonds dripping off her ears or something.

Still, the gauntlet has been thrown down. This is a hell of a look.


Style Credits:
Custom Vivienne Westwood ‘Unicorn’ Hand-Painted Gown
Tiffany & Co. Jewelry
Christian Louboutin Shoes

[Photo Credit: Getty Images]

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