Cannes 2017: Daytime Chic

You made it to Friday! Celebrate with some casual daytime Cannes realness. 

ELLE FANNING at the How to Talk to Girls at Parties photocall
dress by Prada

Photo: David Fisher/Rex/Shutterstock

MOD. MOTHERFUCKING. REALNESS. This is exactly what I would wear to a Cannes photocall if I were a nineteen-year-old starlet. (But I am not, so I will continue wearing my softest bathrobe.)

dress by Temperley London, sunglasses by Chloé, shoes by Laurence Dacade

Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC

She is too darling. The sunglasses are a delight, the shoes are a joy, the dress is adorable. Girl has BROUGHT IT to Cannes this year.

ELLE FANNING at the Beguiled photocall
dress and shoes by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic

Well, I suppose all good things must come to an end. She looks like an American Girl doll. (And not even Samantha.)

FAN BINGBING at the jury photocall
dress by Ralph & Russo


Cannes became fabulous to me because of Fan, and Fan became fabulous to me because of Cannes. They are forever linked in my mind, and Ms. Bingbing just about never lets me down when she hits the south of France. I think she might be holding a folder, and she even makes THAT look like it costs ten thousand dollars.

NICOLE KIDMAN at the Killing of a Sacred Deer photocall
dress and shoes by Christian Dior

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

Nicole has been hitting Cannes HARD. She is everywhere; I’m starting to believe she’s cloned herself for maximum red carpet coverage. And if it means more funky prints like this one, clone away, Ms. Kidman.

NICOLE KIDMAN at the Beguiled photocall
dress by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

I’m loving the combination of the soft, feminine lace and the studded (grommetted?) belt. It doesn’t blow my mind, but it more than gets the job done.

NICOLE KIDMAN at the Top of the Lake: China Girl photocall
dress by Versace, shoes by Christian Louboutin

Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Cold shoulder + ruffles + slouchy sleeves is a lot for one delicate little arm, but I’m not mad at this.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE at the Top of the Lake: China Girl photocall
dress and shoes by Fendi

Photo: AFP/Getty


TILDA SWINTON at the Okja photocall
jacket and skirt by Haider Ackermann

Photo: KI Price/Getty

I don’t support celebrity presidential runs as a rule, but if she wore this suit on the campaign trail, I’d be #Tilda2020 in a heartbeat.

HAILEY BALDWIN at the Nice airport
jacket by Alessandra Rich

Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC

This is airport chic done RIGHT. A jacket, no pants (because you took off your sweats before you got off the plan), and sneakers, because people who wear heels in airports are generally sociopaths.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS at the Wonderstruck photocall
dress by Louis Vuitton

Photo: PeopleStyleWatch

I’ve supported every pixie cut she’s ever had, but something about this one rubs me the wrong way. However, the dress is cute and the shoes are lovely, so I’ll let that “little boy whose mom cut his hair after four glasses of sauv blanc” hairdo slide.

JULIANNE MOORE at the Wonderstruck photocall
dress by Sonia Rykiel, shoes by Gianvito Rossi

Photo: PeopleStyleWatch

Love the buttons on the side. Otherwise, it’s a touch too Amish for me.

ELISABETH MOSS at the Top of the Lake: China Girl photocall
dress by Jonathan Simkhai

Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

Cute dress, cute shoes, wouldn’t wear them together. But I’ve been watching Handmaid’s Tale, so Elisabeth Moss can do virtually nothing wrong for me right now. She is a national treasure.

ELISABETH MOSS at the The Square photocall
dress by Emilia Wickstead

Photo: James Gourley/Rex/Shutterstock

A little basic. She’s almost blending into the backdrop, which is never a good sign.

KIRSTEN DUNST at the Beguiled photocall
dress by Loewe

Photo: Doug Peters/PA/InStar

The shoes feel lazy, but the dress is pretty enough.

LILY COLLINS at the Okja photocall
top and skirt by Johanna Ortiz

Photo: Mike Marsland/WireImage

As a person who generally tries too hard, I usually appreciate a girl who tries too hard on the red carpet (at least compared to those who don’t try hard enough). I might even have liked this at a Cannes party, though maybe I’d still nix the shoes. But for a daytime photocall? This feels almost ridiculously dressy. She could have styled that top to a more casual place, but the hair and makeup are way too evening for this event.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the Cannes jury photocall
jumpsuit by Roksanda

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

This makes her vulva look ten feet long, but I love the tuxedo stripe and the sleeve-bows.

EMILY RATAJKOWSKI at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc
dress by Attico, purse by Carolina Santo Domingo

Photo: PeopleStyleWatch

I would happily set that purse and those shoes on fire, but this dress is the only thing anyone should wear on a Cannes pier.

UMA THURMAN at the Wonderstruck photocall

Photo: PeopleStyleWatch

Bitch, this is not Sundance. (Actually, with a pair of boots instead of those shoes, this would make a killer Sundance look, where apres-ski is the name of the game.) You absolutely do not need a scarf in this weather.

MONICA BELLUCCI at the jury photocall
jumpsuit by Stella McCartney

Photo: Antony Jones/Getty

Well, this certainly is… large.

MARION COTILLARD at the Ismael’s Ghosts photocall
top and jeans by Y/Project

Photo: Antony Jones/Getty

Well, this certainly is… even larger. I understand that oversized is a thing that works if you aren’t five feet tall with boobs and a tummy (hi!). But I cannot pretend the world’s largest tee shirt is something I needed to see on one of Cannes’s biggest stars.

CARA DELEVINGNE at the Magnum x Moschino photocall

Photo: Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock

I hate this hat with a fury I didn’t know I had.

top and shorts by Genny

Photo: Rex/Shutterstock

Well, if you’re going to wear a diaper, you might as well wear baby wipes as sleeves, right?

SALMA HAYEK at the Kering Women in Motion luncheon
top and pants by Gucci

Photo: Zunino Celotto/Getty

This is one of the most bravely horrific things I’ve ever seen.

Need more? Get your Cannes fill here.

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