Cannes 2017: Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst at the Photo Call for “The Beguiled”

Posted on May 24, 2017

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst attend a photocall for “The Beguiled” during the Cannes Film Festival 2017 at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.


We’re going to take the slightly unusual (for us) step of showing you the trailer of the film they’re promoting before we get to talking about their red carpet choices:





Okay, first: that looks amazing. Second, it’s pretty clear these ladies didn’t just coordinate their looks for the red carpet, they practically showed up in costume:

Okay, sure; sexier, more modern versions of their costumes, but still working a lacey, tea-stained, petticoat-esque, highly retro vibe.


For a pale gal, she looks a hell of a lot better in white than she does in pastels, which all seem to fight her skin tone. If she absolutely has to go the ethereal route, it looks like petticoats and angel wings are to be her style briefs. This is a bit too literal for our tastes and the fit in the bust is a little off, but it does work for her – a lot better than it would for a whole bunch of other starlets her age.

We go back and forth on the shoes. They’re incongruous, but that would seem to be the whole point to them.


As much as we’ve been loving Miss Nicole’s style choices of late – including a surprisingly good turn at boho – this isn’t working. The skirt and belt are fine, but the criss-cross halter – in beige lace – is kind of awful. Her head looks great, though.


This is our favorite of the three looks. It’s impossibly twee in its own way, but something about Miss Kirsten gives it the slightly modern edge it needs to be taken seriously. It’s the one semi-sheer dress we’ve seen all week that doesn’t make our eyelids twitch.


Miss Elle? Miss Nicole? We love you both, darlings, but we really wouldn’t mind if you decided to take the next couple of weeks off. We feel we all need to star seeing other people. Miss Kirsten, please step out more often.

Style Credits:
Loewe Lace-Insert Broderie-Anglaise Cotton Dress
Alexander McQueen from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection
Alexander McQueen from the Pre-Fall 2017 Collection

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