2016 Cannes Film Festival, Part 2

Welcome back to Cannes! 

AISHWARYA RAI at the Slack Bay premiere
gown by Ali Younes

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Photo: InStyle

Bollywood stars always bring their A-game to Cannes, and I am here for it every single year. The sheer cape, the green eyeshadow – this gown is like Britney in the “Toxic” video, but with CLASS.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Money Monster premiere
gown by Alexander McQueen, necklace by Piaget

'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

The color is a little dreary, or maybe it’s just rained every day for the last three weeks and so I need bright colors to cheer me up. But otherwise, this dress is a knockout and those embellishments are on POINT. The 1920s art deco feel of it works so well – those necklaces could have been too much, but the old Hollywood styling brings it all together.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Vanity Fair party
dress by Chanel, shoes by Francesco

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

Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC

I don’t really understand whether this is a coat or just a dress with a strange seam down the center, but I think I’m on board either way.

JULIANNE MOORE at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony
gown and purse by Alexander McQueen, jewelry by Chopard

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Photo: Buckner/Variety/Rex/Shutterstock

J.Mo at her best. Killing it with the plunging neckline/sheer fabric combo. She’s got the commanding presence required to wear those forty-five billion karat earrings with a gown that already sparkles from top to bottom.

JULIANNE MOORE at the Money Monster premiere
gown by Louis Vuitton

"Money Monster" - Red Carpet Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

*sings* Workin’ at the car wash!

AMAL CLOONEY and GEORGE CLOONEY at the Money Monster premiere
gown by Atelier Versace, earrings by Cartier

'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

Amal Clooney is like a Disney princess who got a great education and a phenomenal career and then after years of self-actualized fulfillment was like, okay, fine, I’ll marry the prince, whatever.

BELLA HADID at the Dior party
dress, purse, and shoes by Dior

Dior Château de La Colle Noire: Opening

Photo: Dior

So simple, but also somehow space-age chic, with those fantastic lines and all that structure. Also, I commend anyone who can stand in relatively skinny heels on gravel and not be falling flat on her ass. I for one do not possess that particular skill.

CHARLIZE THERON at the Dior party
dress, jewelry, purse, and shoes by Dior

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Photo: Dior

The shoes are distracting, and a more colorful lip wouldn’t have hurt, but this is still chic as all hell.

NAOMI WATTS at the Money Monster premiere
gown by Michael Kors

'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

Photo: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock

Meh. Saggy and forgettable.

NAOMI WATTS at the Vanity Fair dinner
dress by Victoria Beckham, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

Vanity Fair Party at Tetou Restaurant in Cannes

Photo: Neil Warner/TGB/Splash News

I’m all for breaking rules about which colors can be worn with which, but this shiny white absolutely cannot be worn with that matte ivory. It’s making my brain hurt.

CAITRIONA BALFE at the Money Monster premiere
gown by Louis Vuitton

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Photo: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock

I’m a little underwhelmed, but the ear cuff is pretty fucking great.

KIRSTEN DUNST at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony
gown by Schiaparelli, jewelry by Chopard

Chopard Trophy Ceremony- The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

SPOONS, YOU GUYS. SHE’S WEARING SPOONS ALL OVER HER DRESS. SPOONS, AND CHOPARD DIAMONDS. WHERE AM I? WHAT IS HAPPENING?

KENDALL JENNER at the Magnum party
gown by Versace, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

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Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Everything about this is just a little off.

EVA LONGORIA at the Money Monster premiere
gown by Pamella Roland, necklace by Messika

"Money Monster" - Red Carpet Arrivals - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Clemens Bilan/Getty

Not exactly reinventing the wheel, are we?

BLAKE LIVELY at the Slack Bay premiere
gown by Vivienne Westwood

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Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Take off at least seven layers of this cake, and maybe I’ll consider it.

BLAKE LIVELY at the Café Society luncheon
dress by Valentino, shoes by Jimmy Choo

Amazon Studios "Cafe Society" Press Luncheon - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Dave Benett/Getty

Every single styling choice she made here was the wrong one.

BLAKE LIVELY
dress by Versace, shoes by Giuseppe Zanotti

May 13, 2016 - Celebrity Sightings At The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Neil Mockford/Alex Huckle/GC

Not every dress has to be this complicated, Blake.

BLAKE LIVELY
dress by Giambattista Valli, shoes by Christian Louboutin

"The Shallows" Photocall - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Samir Hussein/WireImage

But… so… do you just have to walk around with T-Rex arms all night?

BLAKE LIVELY at the Café Society photocall

"Cafe Society" Photocall - The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage

I give up.

KRISTEN STEWART at the Vanity Fair dinner
gown by Chanel

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

Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC

She’s trying to get a rise out of me. But I will NOT allow myself to be triggered by you, Kristen. I am boldly ignoring your roots AND your nun-by-day, matador-by-night ensemble. You will NOT make my blood pressure rise. I AM IN CONTROL.


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4 responses to 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Part 2

  1. A super classy take on any of Britney’s iconic outfits is the adult aesthetic to which I one day aspire. “Yes, I’m still taking my fashion cues from Britney Spears, but isn’t this such a classy spin on it? #ADULT”

    Your description of Amal Clooney is perfection.

  2. Karen Mathis

    That is one of the best summaries of the Amal Clooney, Queen of the Universe, that I’ve ever heard.

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