Style File: Playing Catchup at Cannes

Posted on May 20, 2019

Kittens, as you might expect, the full force of the Cannes Film Festival hitting this weekend has left us with quite the backlog of looks to get through. We’re going to slam a random number of them together and pretend like we came up with a theme, mkay?

CATEGORY IS…

CANNES ELEGANZA!

Ladies? Line up.

 

 

Aishwarya Rai in Jean-Louis Sabaji

She always wins the Cannes red carpet year after year because she understands the game. The point is to show up and slap everyone in the face with as much high-impact fashion and beauty as you can fit in a limo. This is more sci-fi costume than couture, but then again, that’s kind of the point of Cannes.

 

 

Amber Heard in Elie Saab

Miss Amber has that same understanding of how to use the red carpet like the world’s greatest cosplay convention. In a more conventional setting, we might consider those boots to be entirely too much when paired with that dress. Here? Let ‘er rip, girl. You put your super-chick boots on with your big ruffled gown and walk that red carpet like you intend to take flight when you reach the end of it.

 

 

Andie MacDowell in Toni Matičevski

Designers are going to keep trying to find ways to make gowns with pants, which means we’re going to keep telling them to stop it because it never works. Miss Andie, this is tragique.

 

 

 

Bella Hadid in Roberto Cavalli

This is pretty much why you invite models to Cannes. They just look great working simple, sexy gowns in that setting.

 

 

Deepika Padukone in Giambattista Valli Couture

NOW THAT’S HOW YOU DO IT, PEOPLE.

It’s huge and obnoxious and more than a little ridiculous – and we LOVE it.

 

 

Helen Mirren in Elie Saab Couture

Bow down to your queen. She looks elegant, lovely and as regal as one can look with bubblegum-colored hair.

 

 

Penélope Cruz in Chanel

 

She looks like one of those little porcelain figurines that hide a bell under their skirt. That’s actually not a criticism. It’s a really cute and charming look for her. We just wish the dress design didn’t give the impression she was sporting a backpack.

 

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]

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