Monday, May 23, 2011

Cannes Film Festival's Fierce Fashion Moments

What's interesting about the Cannes Film Festival is that only a small group of celebs head to the French Riviera for a week each year for the film festival so it's a chance to see them in several different fabulous gowns throughout the week. Some celebs get it right every night, while others are a hit or miss. I didn't even post all of the different looks the celebs had this week because some of them made up to 5 appearances so I'm just going to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly.

TOP 10 BEST DRESSED:

1. Rachel McAdams in Maxime Simoens (left) and Marchesa (right) - She looked absolutely stunning in that Marchesa gown. That's quite a difficult dress to pull off but she definitely worked it. And that floral Maxime Simoens dress is absolutely adorable.

2. Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Haute Couture (left),  Chanel Haute Couture (middle), Chanel Haute Couture (right) - I have to say, I'm quite impressed with Ms. Dunst. She effortlessly pulled off 3 gorgeous Chanel Haute Couture gowns. It's hard for me to say which one is my favorite look but I'm kinda leaning towards the one of on the left. Some of the critics hated that she matched the white dress with black Valentino pumps but I love the contrast.

3. Georgina Chapman in Marchesa (left) and Marchesa (right) - One half of the creative team at Marchesa, Ms. Chapman is pretty much always seen wearing her own designs and wows each time she does. 

 4. Naomi Campbell in Givenchy Haute Couture (left) and L'Wren Scott (right) - Naomi is not just a supermodel, but a true fashion icon. She definitely brought her A-game to Cannes.

5. Gwen Stefani in Armani Prive (left) and L.A.M.B. (right) - God, I love this woman's style. The Armani bow cut-out dress is such a fun, youthful and edgy look while still somehow remaining classy. She also looked stunning in one of her own designs. The black L.A.M.B dress hugged her curves in all the right places.

6.  Karolina Kurkova in Armani Prive (left), Marchesa (middle) and Chanel Couture (right) - So she's a gorgeous supermodel who looks great in everything. Including all of the lovely dresses she wore this week.

7. Bar Rafaeli in Roberto Cavalli - This is such a stunning dress on such a hot body. The amount of detail on this garment is unbelievable. From the feathers to the sequins, all the glamorous components come together for a gorgeous look for Bar.

 8. Diane Kruger in Chanel - Diane is seriously one of my favorite Hollywood stars simply because of her impeccable choice in clothes. It probably helps that she used to be a model but either way, the girl's got style.

 9. Emily Blunt in Georges Chakra - Red is definitely her color. So lovely.

10. Milla Jovovich in Atelier Versace - Milla looks like a goddess in this floor-length gold gown. Love it.

SUPERMODELS LOOKING  HOT IN CANNES:

 Alessandra Amrosia in a gorgeous floor-length blue gown. She's not one of my favorite models but she looked exquisite that night.

Ana Beatriz Barros in a one-shouldered white dress. Surprise, surprise, she's from Brazil, the land of models.

 Brooke Shields in Marchesa - Pretty sure she doesn't act anymore, and I'll always remember her from her days as a Calvin Klein model when she was a teen. So basically she'll always be a  model in my eyes.

 Claudia Schiffer in Chanel - So this dress is borderline trashy but for some reason Claudia manages to look elegant.
Irina Shayk in Atelier Versace - This Russian beauty is seriously the hottest woman alive. 

ALMOST HOT LIST

Jennifer Lopez in Roberto Cavalli - I feel like there is just a little too much texture going on in this dress. If the bustier on the top didn't have the same texture as the skirt, I think it would've been a perfect look.

Kate Beckinsale in Armani Prive - The color is not working for her. The shape is not very flattering. She still looks glamorous but she could've done much better.

Michelle Rodriguez in Jean Fares (left) and a hot pink gown (right). I didn't love the soft pink look on the left. I think a lot of it had to do with the styling and her lackluster hair/make-up. I much preferred the bold fuchsia look on the right.

Michelle Williams in Sonia Rykiel - It's a cute dress but this is Cannes! Step it up a notch, Michelle. She seriously needs a new stylist.

 Rachel Bilson in Chanel Haute Couture - Nice try, Rachel. I know it's like Chanel and everything but somehow you don't look exceptionally glamorous. Maybe it has to do with the model?

Rosario Dawson in Roberto Cavalli (left), Roberto Cavalli (middle),  and Roberto Cavalli (right) - Clearly, Ms. Dawson is a fan of Cavalli and although none of the dresses are terrible, they aren't show-stopping either. Seems like a lot of the stars at Cannes were wearing Cavalli and they all had much more memorable red carpet moments.

Salma Hayek in Gucci (left) and Gucci (right) - I have to say I absolutely hated the red leather dress but I adored the embellished gray gown. My problem with the leather dress is it seems outdated. Like that would've been cool in the 90s. And the length is all wrong, it's way too long. Pair that with cha-cha sleeves and it's just one hot mess.

Uma Thurman in Chanel (left), Versace (middle), and Armani Prive (right) - Uma is a stunning, statuesque woman who looked breath-taking in almost everything she wore this week. Almost. That gray Chanel gown was unsightly. The color was dull and the silhouette did nothing for her gorgeous curves.

WORST DRESSED AT CANNES: 

 Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab - This gown is lovely but the color is ghastly on her. Seriously, this woman loves to wear brown and beige. I have no idea why. NAGL.

Courtney Love in  Givenchy Couture - Courtney Love. Enough said.

Elizabeth Banks in Atelier Versace - Elizabeth is definitely one of those hit or miss actresses. In this case, definite miss. Everything is glamorous until you get to the end of the dress and it gets all bridesmaidsy on you.

 Freida Pinto in Lanvin - I hate to be a mean girl but Freida is just not cool enough for this dress. It's definitely an edgy fun dress that needs an edgy girl to pull it off. I can totally see someone like Leighton Meester rocking th is look.

Janet Jackson in Haider Ackermann - I like the two pieces separately but together the colors clash and become quite an eyesore.

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