Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Le Chic Gals: (Clockwise, left to right: Fan Bingbing, Catherine Deneuve, Clotilde Courau and Julianne Moore

The 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival has begun. And earlier tonight was the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony and Premiere of "La Tete Haute" (Standing Tall) held at the Grand Theatre Lumiere, Palais des Festivals. As always, the stylish celebs were present in their Haute-est of Haute Couture showing spectacular style, glamour and Cannes Chic!

For this first posting, let's begin with Miss Fashion Diva Fan Bingbing:

Fan Bingbing in Ralph & Russo Spring 2015 Custom Couture: Chinese actress--and Fashion Muse--Fan Bingbing--is always one-to-watch, when it comes to the Cannes Film Festival red carpet. And she did not disappoint this year! Fan wore an off-the-shoulder custom gown from British design team Ralph & Russo; they're like the "Elie Saab" of the UK; gorgeous, elegant couture-worthy evening dresses for anyone who can afford the $100,000+ price tag or if you're an A-list celeb, you get it for free, as a loan. Miss Bingbing looked spectacular--as always--in this silk satin gown featuring a  green flower applique, fit-and-flare shape and exaggerated sleeve-capes. One word: STUNNING!
The gown is based on Ralph & Russo's most recent Spring 2015 Couture Collection (photos above) which featured lots of styles with that flower detail

Catherine Deneuve in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture Spring 2015 Custom--French icon, actress Catherine Deneuve wore a black and fuchsia gown designed just for her by Jean Paul Gaultier. The black and bubblegum pink/fuchsia design was based on a style from his Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2015 Haute Couture collection (see photo above). Yes, it's very "Victor/Victoria" and many would think a bit cray-cray but...I LOVE IT! Miss Deneuve is a FASHION DIVA and seriously, anything she wears is a TEN in my book!

Clotilde Courau in Valentino Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014: French actress--and Princess Clotilde of Venice and Piedmont (she is married to Emanuele Filiberto, Prince of Venice and Piedmont, and the son and heir of Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples)--attended the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony wearing Valentino Haute Couture Fall 2014. The sand-colored crepe gown with capelet/batwing sleeves is all hand-made and cost about $75,000. She didn't buy it darlings, so it was free to her. I thought she looked elegant. If only, it wasn't wrinkled from her limo ride. But, oh well.

Julianne Moore in Armani Prive Spring 2015: Actress Julianne Moore attended the 2015 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony in a black sequined and feathered gown from Armani Prive Spring 2015 collection. I thought Julianne was FLAWLESS...

I thought it was interesting that the Armani Prive peeps (or Ms. Moore) decided (wisely) to eliminate the feathered effect on the skirt section and make the waist tie smaller. Both are good decisions. Oh, and notice how the top section is darker. This is Haute Couture AND Custom. In other words: very, very special. And expensive. But, alas,  not to Ms. Moore.

Noemi Lenoir in Chloe Spring 2015: Model and actress Noemi Lenoir showed her bay bump in this canary yellow hi-lo gown from Chloe Spring 2015 collection. I thought she looked fab!

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