Thank goodness for Cannes. When all the other red carpet events are just a distant memory we still have Cannes. The last pull- out- all- the- stops vestige for glamour. There were so many dreamy looks that emerged over the two weeks that I just couldn’t resist a little French Riviera wrap up.
Twelve days of red carpets and grand entrances is a lot to muster, especially when a fleet of foreign press is on your tail. There had to have been a myriad of celebrity stylist cat fights in fashion PR houses around the globe while securing some of these frocks. And Who What Wear did a fabulous play by play with some of my favorite looks. Though there were so many more, I adored these because they were all fresh and modern, not stuffy. Take a peek. I have to give a special mention about Rachel McAdams, she wore some of the best looks of the entire two weeks from her Marchesa red and cream gown to the cute little white dress and the Lhuillier ensemble below.
WHO: Clemence Poesy
WHAT: Snapped arriving at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere. The Parisian holds the title role in Silence of Joan, which debuted at the festival.
WEAR: Yves Saint Laurent sky blue silk muslin gown with sequin embroidered taffeta from the Edition Soir 2011 collection; Yves Saint Laurent metal lace clutch; Repossi ring; Yves Saint Laurent Palais Pumps ($795, 212.980.2970) in Blue Suede.
WHO: Alexa Chung
WHAT: Arriving at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony after-party.
WEAR: Valentino silk organza one-shoulder gown from the Pre-Fall 11 collection.
WHO: Karolina Kurkova
WHAT: The stunning model looked ravishing on the red carpet at the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premiere.
WEAR: Chanel dress from S/S 10 collection; Jimmy Choo Emily Suede And Patent Leather Sandal Ankle Boots ($1395).
WHO: Lea Seydoux
WHAT: Photographed arriving at a dinner gala celebrating the opening night of the festival. With a few high-profile films on her resume and a spectacular performance in Woody Allen’s latest film Midnight in Paris, we can’t help but think this up-and-coming beauty is the Jennifer Lawrence of France.
WEAR: Custom-made Louis Vuitton dress; Christian Louboutin Nude Satin and Black Lace Heels ($995, 877.551.SAKS).
WHO: Zoe Saldana
WHAT: Spotted on the red carpet at the The Tree of Life premiere.
WEAR: Giorgio Armani long bustier gown in white silk organza with red and white stripe cascading skirt; Nicholas Kirkwood Python and Suede Dorsay Heels ($1090, select Neiman Marcus stores).
WHO: Rachel McAdams
WHAT: Photographed at the Sleeping Beauty premiere. The actress is starring in Woody Allen’s latest film Midnight in Paris, which debuted at the festival.
WEAR: Monique Lhuillier Toffee Sequin Embroidered Corset ($2900, 323.655.1088) and Toffee High Waist Raw Silk Trousers ($990, 323.655.1088); Salvatore Ferragamo Gold Swarovski Crystal Encrusted Minaudiere ($2450, 800.628.8916); Amrapali giraffe diamond bangle and double layer diamond bracelet; Bavna bangle.—Jessica Baker