fashion we love – cannes edition

May 2015

The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival closes this Sunday, leaving us with a deluge of fashion inspiration. We chose the most notable red carpet looks from the last few weeks– read on to enjoy some sartorial highlights of the world’s most prestigious film festival!


Light and airy gowns on Emma Stone, Parker Posey, and Naomi Watts

Emma Stone and Parker Posey both star in Woody Allen’s new film ‘Irrational Man’, which premiered at Cannes. Emma Stone arrived in a custom Christian Dior Couture gown in a very of-the-moment shade of white. Its simplicity and high, square neckline reminded us of a Calvin Klein creation, but the lace was all Dior. The finished look was simultaneously on-trend and classic.

Parker Posey rocked a sherbet-orange, shimmery Electric Feathers number that suited her perfectly. The coordinating turban and sunglasses recalled a Palm Beach Grandma visiting the French Riviera, but we were refreshed to see someone having fun with fashion!

Naomi Watts’ film ‘Sea of Trees’ officially debuted at the Palais last week, and she certainly dressed for the occasion. Her gown (from Elie Saab’s spring collection) was a beautiful blue-gray confection featuring copious embellishment and feathers– a signature of Saab’s work. She finished to look with a casual chignon, the perfect updo for such a show-stopping dress.


The lady is a vamp: sultry dark gowns on Miranda Kerr, Julianne Moore and Sienna Miller


Although she didn’t have a film in the competition, model Miranda Kerr was all over Cannes promoting a new ice cream bar (we’re not kidding.) She did so in style, wearing a beaded bandeau and midi skirt set by David Koma. The look was young and fresh but elegant, and we were excited about the concept of separates for a black tie event.

Julianne Moore was in Cannes to promote her film ‘Still Alice’, which has been incredibly well-received since its premiere. Riccardo Tisci (for Givenchy) dressed Moore in an impossibly luxe oxblood gown which featured both velvet and crocodile-embossed leather. The gown was proof positive that redheads need not avoid wearing red– Moore looked characteristically stunning!

Sienna Miller’s look had us scratching our heads a bit, but it definitely caught our attention. A member of the Cannes jury, Miller paid homage to french designers by wearing an imaginative Sonia Rykiel creation. As far as we can tell, it is a chiffon romper and cape combination done in a transparent star print. We may have preferred the look without the cape, but applaud Miller’s unconventional choice.


Bright and beautiful red carpet looks from Natalie Portman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Charlize Theron

Natalie Portman’s directorial debut for ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ came at Cannes this year and all eyes were on her. Sadly, they may have missed her on the red carpet, as her Dior Haute Couture gown appeared to melt into the floor. The neckline and color were lovely on Portman, but sadly got swallowed by the miles of red carpet at the Festival Palace.

We are always excited to see what Lupita Nyong’o is wearing, and Cannes was no exception. Her sixties-inspired, diaphanous Gucci gown floated with her every move, leading the pack of actors rocking bright gowns. Her bun was a nod to the slightly retro influence of the gown and complimented it perfectly.

Rounding out the refreshing “brights” trend, Charlize Theron arrived in a canary-yellow Dior gown that looked incredible with her bronze skin and buttery blonde hair. Attending Cannes to promote ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, Theron looked miles away from her role as the rebel queen of the post-apocalypse.

Cannes may be all about film, but with 12 days of screenings there is a whole lot of fashion history being made as well. We can’t wait to see what the closing ceremony has in store!



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