The stars came out to shine – literally, in many cases – for the premiere of Sir Elton’s little biopic. If you’re wondering where the pretty boys are, we gave them the spotlight earlier. Why? Because pretty always wins, darlings. This hard truth has been brought to you by the makers of … everything, really.
And on that note, let’s get to judging!
Bella Hadid in Christian Dior Couture
This confection should not be working at all, but she knows what to do with it. We can’t imagine anyone other than a good model could make this work on a red carpet. Even the most stylish celebrity would have a hard time making that fussbucket look so effortless.
Brice Dallas Howard in Gucci
This is a lovely dress, but she’s actually in the movie and she’s been outshone by pretty much every other woman – and several men – on that red carpet. She’s just not a grab-the-spotlight kind of gal, but we wish her team could talk her into being one. This is Cannes. This is your movie. Let’s see some flash.
It really is a nice dress, though. Should’ve saved it for a New York screening.
Deepika Padukone in Dundas Couture
It’s a big, obnoxious, look-at-me, it’s-MY-PARTY kind of dress and while we can’t say we love the design, we find the attention-seeking extremely, hilariously on point for Cannes.
Dita Von Teese in Alexis Mabille Couture
Serving it old school. We’ve often wondered if she was ever going to give up this drag, but looking at her here, we can’t imagine why she’d want to.
Elton John in Gucci
Can’t argue with any of this. The back of Elton’s jacket? We could take it or leave it. Looks a bit too much like a team jersey to us. But the front? That is really cute and eye-catching.
Eva Longoria in Cristina Ottaviano
Definitely could’ve done without the boob fringe, but there’s so much going on with this gown that it barely registers. It’s not going to win any design awards, but it’s a good red carpet gown. We only wish it had gone to one of the ladies on the next Star Wars movie red carpet because it’s basically a drag version of C-3PO.
Julianne Moore in Givenchy Couture
MA’AM. This is STUNNING.
See what a little sparkle, color and floatiness does for you, Julianne? It doesn’t all have to be architectural and color-free. This may be one of our favorite looks of hers in several years.
Priyanka Chopra in Roberto Cavalli Couture
Kind of surprisingly low key, if you can even say such a thing about a beaded strapless gown slit to the hip with a train. Still, the design is kind of basic and the color story a little underwhelming. It’s not a terrible look, of course; just not one of her more notable.
Shailene Woodley in Christian Dior Couture
It’s not the most original take on menswear, but we really love the coat and we think the general style is a smart one for her. Whatever’s going on at her neck is distracting and a little inscrutable. She might have been better off with a more conventional blouse or shirt under there.
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