gown by Valentino, jewelry by Cathy Waterman
Bow down, mere mortals, to the Grace Kelly-fabness that is Nicole Kidman in this Valentino gown. Love the hair and makeup, which make her look softer and younger, and those divalicious earrings. But she needs little else in the way of styling when her gown is this magnificent.
gown by Giorgio Armani, jewelry by Harry Winston
Very beautiful and delicate, but a little too expected to compare with her previous look.
dress by Chanel, jewelry by Fred Leighton, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I don’t care if it’s Chanel, darling – this dress is a nightmare. With wings. On your LEGS. And don’t get me started on that boxy, ill-fitting top, either.
gown by Christian Dior, jewelry by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I think the cascading flowers on this gown are just delightful, and that larger-than-life earring is just the perfect dramatic accessory.
gown by Elie Saab, jewelry by Boucheron
The color is exquisite and the lacy and beaded embellishments are just glorious to look at, but I can’t keep getting excited over even the most beautiful Elie Saab gowns when I just see the same ones over and over again.
gown by Elie Saab, jewelry by Chanel
This is also a gown we’ve seen many incarnations of before, but I do love that stunning sleeve and the 1920s starlet vibe it gives off. And this woman really can do no wrong when it comes to jewelry – those earrings make the outfit.
gown by Dolce & Gabbana, jewelry by Sunita K
First of all, she is working the shit out of that Disney princess hair. I think the supersized skirt modernizes that print, which could otherwise be kind of stuffy, and her necklace is fabulous. Not sure I’m sold on whatever’s happening on her feet, though.
gown by Anamika Khanna, jewelry by Sunita K, shoes by Jimmy Choo
Absolutely exquisite, phenomenally dramatic, and all-around sexy. Three cheers for something we don’t usually get to see on the red carpet, and bonus points for the nose ring.
gown by Giorgio Armani, jewelry by Chopard, shoes by Jimmy Choo
It feels slightly disappointing after some truly memorable and unique looks, but Uma is still stunning in this. She owns that sparkly navy color, and I’m shocked she’s not falling down under the weight of all those diamonds hanging from her ears and wrist.
gown by Atelier Versace, jewelry by Chopard
I don’t think that this gown looks particularly polished, and I’m firmly against the totally unnecessary train. Even the sparkles on those lines across the bodice look kind of half-assed and unfinished.
top and pants by Haider Ackermann
I wish I were an alien so my hair could defy gravity too!
jacket and pants by Chanel
gown by Prada
This is a little too princessy for me, and the seams across the bodice make no sense whatsoever. I also don’t think this color combination works on anyone over the age of thirteen.
dress by Lanvin, jewelry by Chaumet
I can’t say I’m a fan of tiered skirts like this, especially when they’re made to look so wrinkled. It just makes the overall look feel kind of depressing. And I don’t think those shoes were the right choice for this dress.
gown by Roberto Cavalli, jewelry by de Grisogono
I can’t say it looks any different than half the Cavalli gowns we saw at this festival, with the possible exception that it lacks cut-outs, but she’s absolutely working this gown like it’s her job. (Because, you know. It is.)
gown by Armani
Snooze. I could get on board with the gown, but not with that lipstick or that ponytail.
gown by Christian Dior, jewelry by Chopard
Is minimalism as a trend done yet? I think this is beautiful, I just don’t know how many more plain white or plain black gowns I can write about, for God’s sake. But I will say, the draping in the back is really lovely:
See? Expertly done, but I’m ready for the return of patterns and prints, please.
dress by Alexander McQueen, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I love this dress, but she looks so naked. The shoes are all wrong, and the unremarkable hair and barely-there makeup and jewelry are completely out of balance with the beautiful detailing of the dress.
dress and purse by Elie Saab, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Nope. Blue dresses with slightly different blue shoes are not a thing.
jacket by Zara, gown by Roberto Cavalli
This woman badly needs a Coco Chanel in her life to tell her to always remove one accessory – or maybe in her case, a dozen – before leaving the house. It’s not even that she’s wearing so many individual items here, but they’re all so shiny or printed or loud that each piece is competing with the next for attention. It’s almost impossible to look at.
gown by Versace, shoes by Christian Louboutin
Oh, what the fuck else is new.