Monday, May 21, 2012
The 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival is happening in the South of France as we speak (it began officially last week on May 16th) and well, it's been "Red Carpet Runway Show Heaven". Cannes is filled the A-List celebs who have been attending all the "Photo Calls", Premieres, Parties and Red Carpet film screening--as well as internet viewers, like myself, who are watching every ensemble and hand-made $40,000+ Haute Couture gown that they've been wearing...So, without further ado, here are some of my Top Favorites from these last few days at Cannes:
Cheryl Cole in Stephane Rolland Couture Spring 2012: At the "Amour" Premiere at Cannes, English recording artist--and "The X Factor" judge in the UK (and almost in the US), wore a stunning mermaid-style gown from Stephane Rolland's Haute Couture Spring 2012 collection. The gown--estimated at about $100,000 if one were to order it and buy it (I'm sure Ms. Cole did not) is of ivory silk crepe, red feathers and hand-sewn rectangle paillete sequins. She looked FABULOUS!
Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture: Simply STUNNING! This gown is not in Valli's most recent Spring 2012 Haute Couture collection, so one would guess it was an "extra" in the collection--or a Custom Design. Kruger is vibing Grace Kelly 2.0 in this one-shoulder hand-shirred mint-colored gown. Everything about the entire look was PERFECTION: from her slicked-back chignon to her muted pink stacked peep-toe pumps.
Diane Kruger in Vivienne Westwood: Metallic sequins. Strapless. Corset. Draped. All of it is simply gorgeous. The photographers must have been going KRAZEEE (with a French accent!).
Eva Herzigova in Dolce and Gabbana: 1990's Supermodel Eva Herzigova wore this Custom Dolce and Gabbana ivory lace applique and sequined gown on the Opening Night last week of the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival. The slicked-back hair plus that necklace add to the UBER Glamour of the entire look!
Eva Longoria in Marchesa: Three Words: At A Girl! La Eva worked it OUT overtime in this Marchesa mermaid-shaped sequined applique and ruffled tulle gown. It is PICTURE PERFECT...and she knows it!!!
Jane Fonda in Atelier Versace Fall 2011: Oh Miss Jane!!! You make The Gays so proud! Fonda attended the Cannes Film Festival in this metallic Atelier Versace Fall 2011 strapless gown--all hand-made and all about $100,000. It fit her perfectly. If there was one negative (only one!), it's that poufy hair of hers. I think she was looking at the Atelier Versace Look Book photo a little too closely for inspiration. This is also custom, as you can see that their is nude illusion at the neckline and sleeves. Being 74 years old (!!!), this in NOT her "first time at the rodeo" and she knows how to customize a gown to work for her.
Paz Vega in Stephane Rolland Couture Spring 2012: The PR team of French Designer Stephane Rolland is working OVERTIME...and good for them. The designer's Spring 2012 Haute Couture Collection was DIVINE; one of my favorites. Vega wears a black and white mermaid-style gown featuring a center front curved-and-rectangular keyhole, feathers at the bottom and carved out 3/4 sleeves. It's one of those gowns that would be deemed MAJAH, and for good reason.
Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive: I am at a loss at Armani Prive and Giorgio Armani...They do "Lady Gaga and Katy Perry Koo-Koo Krazee" and then they also do "Hollywood Glamour". Which one are they? Or could they be both? Who knows? On actress Jessica Chastain, she chose wisely to have the Armani Prive team outfit her in the more "Hollywood Glamour" direction. She wore a criss-cross hand-gathered strapless chiffon gown with crystal sequins beading sprinkled across the bodice. Her side-swept hairstyle only added to that "I'm Rita Hayworth for the 21st Century" quotient.
Tilda Swinton in Haider Ackermann Fall 2012: Statuesque. Architectural. Chic. Actress and Ackermann muse, Tilda Swinton looked amazing in this silk shantung folded-and-pleated drop-shoulder fitted gown from the new "boy darling" of the Paris Runway Show scene.