As the 2015 Cannes Film Festival draws to a close, I’m taking a look back at the fashion triumphs and fails on the red carpet. Cannes always brings out the best in the A-list and this year was no exception, we even had some fresh new faces mixing things up. The collaborations were top notch this year with Chopard showcasing some amazing pieces and this time choosing to work with some younger talent, something I think will work well for the brand.
Joan Smalls and Kendall Jenner chose midriff baring two piece gowns that seemed wrong for an event as prestigious as Cannes, but were oh so right. Kendall wore the style two nights running and cemented her place at the top of the Fash pack as she twirled for the waiting paparazzi.
The L’Oreal posse were out in force and looking every inch as glamorous as they do in the commercials (after all, they’re worth it), and whipping up a storm on social media as they captured their every move. Eva Longoria, Jane Fonda, Karlie Kloss et al played to the media perfectly, posting videos of them dancing, being made up and just generally larking about pre red carpet.
Karlie Kloss was a front runner in the beauty and style stakes, doing Cannes proud in an ankle length custom Versace gown on day one and setting a precedent for the rest of the Festival.
This year in an unexpected move, the organisers banned flats from the red carpet insisting that in order to uphold the glamorous reputation of the Film Festival, heels must be worn by all gals making an appearance. Although everyone managed to scrape an A+ in the heel test, the organisers weren’t so lucky in their mission to ban selfies from the event.
Chopard didn’t skimp on the shiny for the event lending out some amazing jewels to models, actresses and society girls. Kendall Jenner was selected to wear a million dollar collar necklace with her gothic black two piece and Poppy Delevingne wore some serious showstopper jewels with her custom Burberry gown.
There were so many style winners throughout the Film Festival including Kendall Jenner, obviously, Karlie Kloss, Lea Seydoux, Natasha Poly, Jourdan Dunn, Diane Kruger and Natalie Portman. The bar was set high but these girls kept their game strong night after night, Diane Kruger went a little left of centre opting for a Dolce and Gabbana mini from next seasons collection early on, followed by a stunner of a floorsweeper at the closing of the Festival.
Some of the more daring competitors in the style stakes were Fan BingBing, Lupita Nyong’o and Li BingBing. Exhibiting bold colours and fairytale looks fresh from the runway.
Special mention to Sienna Miller for ‘Services To Hair’ throughout the Film Festival. Miller managed to twist her shaggy bob into an array of different styles without it ever looking overdone or processed, and her style wasn’t too shabby either. Top marks Miller, you’ve done us Brits proud.
Style sinners at Cannes included Lady VIctoria Hervey in a golden foil disaster with some frisky fish…..
Irina Shayk in (more) gold Versace….
Mindy Kaling in an ill fitting porange number (sorry Mindy, I’m a huge fan, just not of this outfit)
And last east but not least, Victoria Silvstedt for just way too much sheer and not in a ‘cool like Beyoncé’ way…
This year Cannes gave us not one, but two contenders for the ‘What Were They Thinking’ award; feast your eyes on these…
So Cannes is over for another year and you know when your monthly magazine haul drops its going to be filled with pictures from the Film Festival but you can rest assured that you were ahead of the curve dear Voyeur and you’ve probably already picked out your favourite…..
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