Welcome back to the Cannes Film Festival, dear readers!
gown by Carolina Herrera, purse by Jimmy Choo
This was my Fall 2012 red carpet prediction for Renee Zellweger, but it is infinitely more fabulous than I ever could have imagined on Ms. Zhang Ziyi. The dress alone is a work of art, but that necklace with it? Beyond flawless.
gown and jewelry by Chanel, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes by Jimmy Choo
I think it would have worked equally well, if not better, without the train, but it’s still a beautiful and interesting gown. I love the way the metallic embellishments have a sort of ombre effect, fading into the sheerness at the bottom. And the purse is adorable.
dress by Giambattista Valli, jewelry by H. Stern, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I’ve loved this dress for what feels like forever, since it was my Fall 2012 couture red carpet prediction for Elizabeth Banks. I think the yellow pumps make it feel a little more casual, which in this case is a good thing – it would have been a little over the top for a daytime event if she had dressed it up with a black or metallic shoe. Love the earrings, too.
gown by Valentino, jewelry by David Yurman
I love Cannes because it seems like all my celebrity style predictions get worn during this fabulous week – this stunning Valentino number was my Fall 2013 red carpet prediction for Keira Knightley. The white sleeves modernize the look, and the jewelry is all spectacular.
dress by Lanvin, jewelry by David Yurman, shoes by Gucci
The length is downright stupid, but of course Zoe is fierce enough to pull off that just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-brought-the-sheets-with-me look.
gown by Roberto Cavalli
Sexy and chic, but a little predictable. I feel like I’ve seen too many different versions of this gown before.
gown by Elie Saab, jewelry by de Grisogono
Same complaint as above – it just feels like it’s been done before. The yellow belt and shoes are distractingly mismatched, and pull too much focus from the dress. And that blue toenail polish needs to go.
gown by Marchesa, jewelry by Avakian, purse by Salvatore Ferragamo
This was my Resort 2013 red carpet prediction for Eva Longoria, and I still think it’s a lovely gown, but all the elements aren’t quite working here for me. Namely, the hair.
dress by Roberto Cavalli
It’s a chic and effortless little summer dress, but a more fun shoe would have helped.
gown by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci
This is tough, because I think this gown is so beautiful, but the matching purple platform sandals are absolutely killing this look for me. They make this look go from haute couture to cheap and tacky, and that’s so unfortunate, since this had a lot of potential.
gown by Armani
The draping of the skirt doesn’t make a bit of sense to me, and that poofy part at the waist is particularly bad. I also think the bracelet is weird and distracting, but the makeup is drop-dead gorgeous.
gown by Naeem Khan, jewelry by de Grisogono, purse by Jimmy Choo
Sexy but completely expected.
dress by Antonio Berardi, shoes by Jimmy Choo
It’s more than a little underwhelming from the front, but this is the kind of dress that’s all about the back:
See? Much more fabulous. But I’m still not sold on the shoes.
suit by Roberto Cavalli
I love the sparkly black trim on the jacket, but the lacy black trim on the pants feels very dated to me.
gown by Roberto Cavalli, jewelry by de Grisogono, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Yes, the woman looks stunning and seems to defy time itself, but this dress couldn’t be more predictable if it tried.
dress by Roberto Cavalli, shoes by Aquazzura
I am officially sick of Olivia Palermo and her fucking feathered accessories. She really does not know when to stop piling extra details onto her looks.
suit and shirt by Roberto Cavalli, purse by Vionnet
I will once again state for the record that I am staunchly against the return of the bellbottom, but I think that tuxedo jacket is about fifty different kinds of awesome.
gown by Valentino, jewelry by Chopard
I usually have nothing but praise for Fan, but I was really quite disappointed by this particular gown. Usually, when Fan looks like a Disney princess, it’s a good thing, but that vibe is so overwhelming here, particularly at the top, with the sleeves and the illusion netting making it look as if birds actually covered her in flowers as she sang to them.
dress by Vera Wang, shoes by Brian Atwood
Nope. Sorry. I try to accept Rooney Mara’s weird alien minimalism shtick as much as I can, but this is just awkward as all hell.
dress by Balmain
PROPORTIONS, darling. I don’t even like this dress to begin with, but it’s so unreasonably short and the belt is placed in such a way that the proportions just look painfully awkward. Add those strange little boots, which just come up to the absolute strangest place on the leg, and the effect is even worse. You’re far, far too pretty for this, Karolina. Fire your stylist immediately.
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