Cannes 2017: Film Premiere Realness, Part 3

Cannes premieres aren’t over until we’ve had our say. 

FAN BINGBING at the L’Amant Double premiere
gown by Christopher Bu, jewelry by De Beers, purse by Elie Saab

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic

The inimitable Fan Bingbing did not disappoint. This gown is everything I have come to love about the queen of Cannes: ridiculously glam, chic as hell, impeccably polished. I bow to thee, Fan.

FAN BINGBING at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Valentino, jewelry by De Beers

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain

So simple, yet so powerful. Red carpet minimalism at its very best.

FAN BINGBING at the closing ceremony
gown by Atelier Versace, jewelry by De Beers

Photo: Venturelli/WireImage

This gown would benefit from some breathing room – it’s a lot to take, particularly with other people in the frame – but she’s still serving something more interesting and memorable than 80% of what we’ve seen at Cannes this year.

DIANE KRUGER at the In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts) premiere
gown by Jason Wu

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

Every basic bitch, thirsty supermodel, and her mother wore a sheer gown to Cannes, but only Diane made it look like something new.

DIANE KRUGER and FATIH AKIN at the closing ceremony
gown by Jonathan Simkhai, jewelry by Chopard

Photo: Dominique Charriau/Getty

She is the rare woman alive who can make those sleeves look fashionable instead of clownish.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the closing ceremony
gown by Zuhair Murad

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Getty

Jessica is positively glowing. It’s almost impossible to look away from her. She was born for this kind of gown, and the styling is glorious.

JESSICA CHASTAIN at the In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts) premiere
gown by Chanel, jewelry by Piaget

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

This is stuffy, strangely boxy, and not particularly enjoyable. But I’m a fan of the back:

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

The ponytail is a disappointment, but the backless element is a nice surprise.

ELLE FANNING at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Rodarte

Photo: Antonio Barros/Getty

Lovely as can be. A bit too traditional to grab a top-three slot in this post, even with that rare shade of lilac, but she had quite the run this past few weeks. This might not be the best of what Elle has worn, but it’s still mighty fantastic.

SONAM KAPOOR at the Killing of a Sacred Deer premiere
gown by Elie Saab

Photo: HawtCelebs

A go-to Cannes dress, but I’ll give her high marks for the level of intricate detail in that skirt, and the killer silhouette.

NICOLE KIDMAN at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Michael Kors, jewelry by Harry Winston, shoes by Gianvito Rossi

Photo: Getty

Perfect hair and lips for all this art deco flapper realness.

NICOLE KIDMAN at the Killing of a Sacred Deer screening
top, skirt, and shoes by Calvin Klein, jewelry by Harry Winston

Photo: Epsilon/Getty

Meh. The bodice is not for me, and the proportions are absurd.

DOUTZEN KROES at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Balmain

Photo: Getty

One of the best of the many, MANY embellished Balmain dresses we’ve seen this week month year. If only because the texture is so interesting. The gelled hair and dark nails were a great touch.

PRAYA LUNDBERG at the L’Amant Double premiere
gown by Rami Kadi, earrings by DeGrisogono

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic

It borders on drag, but I’ll take that over ordinary any day of the week. Kudos for going there, even if it appears that some Muppets had to die to bring that skirt to life.

MARIA BORGES at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Balmain

Photo: Dominique Charriau/WireImage

Love the bodice and sleeves, hate the rest. Things really fall apart where the striped fabric hits the fringe.

UMA THURMAN at the closing ceremony
gown by Atelier Versace

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/Getty

Pretty, but I think Ms. Kidman wore the metallic fringe art deco gown better.

KIRSTEN DUNST at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Schiaparelli, jewelry by Chopard

Photo: Gisela Schober/Getty

She’s a vision in this color, but I can’t forgive the fit. Or the lipstick. Or the hair. Kirsten, are you okay?

LIU WEN at the Beguiled premiere
jewelry by Chopard

Photo: Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho

Would’ve been the hottest thing on the red carpet in 1997.

JOURDAN DUNN at the Killing of a Sacred Deer screening
gown by Elie Saab

Photo: Antonio Barros/Getty

Does this dress have eyeballs on it? Why does her hair scream, “I’m at my best friend’s sweet sixteen in 2004”? I have too many questions.

ELISABETH MOSS at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Prabal Gurung

Photo: Getty

The color is a stroke of genius. Everything else feels half-assed.

EVA GREEN at the Based on a True Story premiere
gown by Alexander McQueen

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

We get it. You’re edgy.

PAZ VEGA at the In the Fade (Aus Dem Nichts) premiere
gown by Armani Privé

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty

This needs a tailor and a more interesting shoe. The earrings can stay.

EVA LONGORIA at the Killing of a Sacred Deer screening
gown by Marchesa

Photo: Antonio Barros/Getty

This is the most expected thing in the history of the universe. You could generate this in a lab from every other gown Eva Longoria has ever worn.

HAILEY BALDWIN at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Ralph & Russo, shoes by Stuart Weitzman

Photo: Antonio Barros/Getty

The gown – or at least, the print – had some potential, but these styling choices are BANANAS. Those earrings look like soda tabs, that hair is a horror, and white platform stilettos? Seriously? What year is it?

ROONEY MARA at the closing ceremony

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty

Ugh. Her hipster-twee shtick is exhausting.

SARA SAMPAIO at the Killing of a Sacred Deer screening
gown by Francesco Scognamiglio, jewelry by Avakian

Photo: Venturelli/Getty

A doily in a toilet paper tornado.

ELSA HOSK at the Beguiled premiere
gown by Alberta Ferretti

Photo: Getty

Auditions for Cinderella are down the hall, sweetheart.

GWENDOLINE CHRISTIE at the Beguiled premiere

Photo: Dominique Charriau

Brienne of Tarth, I have seen you fight a bear and bite a man’s ear off and share a hot tub with Jamie Lannister. But those shoes are the worst thing that has ever happened to you.

Need more Cannes? Everybody does.


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