2016 Cannes Film Festival, Part 1

Welcome to the south of France, motherfuckers. 

KIRSTEN DUNST at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Gucci, jewelry by Chopard

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Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

I love this so hard it hurts. Welcome to spring, bitches!

KIRSTEN DUNST at the Cannes jury photocall
dress by Dior, shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo

Jury Photocall - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

A devastatingly gorgeous Cannes daytime look.

ANNA KENDRICK at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Stella McCartney

'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

I often say that the best fashion of the year, every year, comes out of Cannes. Anna Kendrick clearly agrees. This color is a work of art on her, and the dress is making a 5’2″ woman look positively statuesque. Sign me up.

ANNA KENDRICK at the Trolls photocall
dress by Marc Jacobs, purse by M2Malletier, shoes by Soebedar

'Trolls' photocall, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

It’s cute, but the purse is a little awkward, and she’s being completely upstaged by the fierce ladies in the bright colors behind her.

JULIANNE MOORE at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Givenchy, earrings by Chopard

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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

I’m not sure the embellished swoops combined with the cape-like sleeves really works, but Julianne Moore always turns out something that makes me raise an eyebrow. And I like that about her.

JULIANNE MOORE at the Opening Ceremony dinner
jacket and skirt by Sonia Rykiel

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Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

Okay, now I’m raising both eyebrows, and that’s not usually a good sign.

BELLA HADID at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Roberto Cavalli, necklace by De Grisogono

'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

She so did not need that necklace. A delicate chain would have been fine, but the eight zillion karats just distract from the dress.

NAOMI WATTS at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Armani Privé, necklace by Bulgari

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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Again, a strand of jewels would have been fine, but this statement piece is so very unnecessary. Your dress is already purple, Naomi. Your jewelry doesn’t need to be Rainbow Brite.

NAOMI WATTS at the Opening Ceremony dinner
gown by Giorgio Armani

Opening Gala Dinner Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Don’t you want to just yoink the whole thing up an inch?

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Armani Privé, jewelry by Piaget

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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

It’s not exactly revolutionary – I’m still convinced she’s been stuck in a style rut for what feels like a century – but it’s undeniably beautiful.

DOUTZEN KROES at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Brandon Maxwell

'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

Gaga wore this a few months ago in black and white, and the silhouette definitely pops more when there’s a contrasting shade. But I loved the shape then, and I still like it now.

VICTORIA BECKHAM at the Opening Ceremony
top and pants by Victoria Beckham, bracelets by Chopard

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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Warning: you must be Victoria Beckham in order to pull this off.

CAITRIONA BALFE at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Louis Vuitton

"Cafe Society" & Opening Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Pretty, but not quite Cannes Opening Ceremony-levels of magnificent.

LILY DONALDSON at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Miu Miu

"Cafe Society" & Opening Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

I’m WAY more interested in what’s happening behind Lily than what’s happening on her. Is that Alexander Wang? Is he playing a villain in an upcoming Power Rangers reboot? I have so many questions.

EVA LONGORIA at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Pamella Roland

'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: James Grouley/Rex/Shutterstock

Ill-fitting, underwhelming, and are those elbow pads? What in the actual fuck?

BLAKE LIVELY
jacket and dress by Chanel

May 12, 2016 - Celebrity Sightings At The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC

Blake “I Don’t Need a Stylist!” Lively, proving exactly why she needs a stylist.

BLAKE LIVELY at the Opening Ceremony dinner
coat by Salvatore Ferragamo, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Opening Gala Dinner Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

Meh. It’s fine, but I need more from Cannes than a hairy coat.

BLAKE LIVELY at the Opening Ceremony
gown by Atelier Versace

'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock

This is basically the only gown that’s been on the red carpet for the last two years, and I can’t look at it for another goddamn second.

KRISTEN STEWART at the Café Society photocall
top and skirt by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin

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Photo: PA/SIPA

Well, the hair is an obvious disaster, but I think she’s actually pulling this off. Though the mismatched whites are really grating.

KRISTEN STEWART at the Opening Ceremony
blouse and skirt by Chanel, shoes by Christian Louboutin

'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Photo: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock

Because who needs a bra when you’ve got boob-pockets?


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4 responses to 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Part 1

    • democracydiva – Author

      I always cover Aishwarya and Sonam in my Cannes recaps! They’re both so incredibly stylish. Don’t you worry, they’ll both be in my upcoming Cannes posts. 🙂

  1. Eric

    I’m in love with Julianne’s “King Cobra Boobies” dress. You can tell Anna senses those women behind her by the look on her face, but that yellow dress is phenomenal. I hope you’ll post Miss Fame in your upcoming Cannes posts 🙂

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