The 68th annual Festival De Cannes ended on Sunday, but our discussion about the fashion is about to begin. I meant to post this Tuesday morning, but the content took way longer than I anticipated to edit. There was a lot of fashion to sort through! I have chosen the looks that stood out to me from each day, with the exception of one or two days. Disclaimer: I am only discussing the female fashion. Let’s get this party started!
MAY 12 ARRIVAL
– Sienna Miller –
I am starting with one look from arrival day because Sienna Miller’s casual airport wardrobe is what I want to wear when I “grow up.” Her top is Stella McCartney.
– Alice Taglioni –
I love the painterly look of the floral skirt, and the navy blue vest top is a great balancing piece, not too dark and not too light.
– Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci –
I am in awe of the glow Lupita’s skin has against this dark mint green gown and orchid purple lipstick. What else can I say! She is gorgeous, and her style is effortless.
– Katrina Kaif in Elie Saab –
The pattern and the texture of the bottom of the skirt are reminiscent of furniture upholstery, but the pure red color and the silhouette of the top 2/3 is stunning. I might like this dress even more if the hem ended at the knee. Food for thought!
– Charlize Theron in Dior –
I am not a huge fan of the top half, but from the waist down it is beautiful and very photogenic. Also, not many people can pull off canary yellow so kudos to Miss Theron.
– Lupita Nyong’o in Oscar de la Renta –
The shoes are not something I would wear, but the white sundress is a cute, casual look. I especially love the details of the bodice: lattice sleeves, stripe texture, and a studded belt.
– Naomi Watts in Ralph Lauren –
I am a sucker for black lace and tulle, and the styling was well done. Naomi looks like the classic beauty that she is.
– Salma Hayek in Alexander McQueen –
Look at Salma pulling off a bodycon dress. Brava! A black dress with red roses. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that combination.
– Emma Stone in Oscar de la Renta –
The monochromatic mix of curlicues and lace is equal parts classy and quirky, a perfect match for Emma Stone’s red hair and personality.
– Lala Rudge –
The pale blue hue and brocade pattern pair beautifully with Lala’s skin tone, updo, and silver accessories. Light but effective.
– Lea Seydoux in Elie Saab –
I have said this before, and I will say it again: I do not like deep necklines! In my personal opinion, they are not attractive or flattering on anyone. That being said, the accessory and makeup choices were spot on, and the teal blue color is working wonders for Lea’s blue eyes.
– Marie Gillain in Elie Saab –
The color palette, mix of patterns, short hairstyle, and strappy sandals are all perfection. I would wear this dress, no doubt about it.
– Diane Kruger in Dolce and Gabbana –
I am not a fan of sequins, but colors of the flower applique paired with the powder blue dress are stunning. In other words, I barely notice the sequins.
– Diane Kruger in Prada –
I did not initially like the front pattern, but it is growing on me. It reminds me of something science-related, but I can’t remember what that is. The detail I love the most is the blue-gray color. Once again, Diane Kruger is making the color blue look even better.
– Li Bingbing in Zuhair Murad –
The silhouette reminds me of one of Cate Blanchett’s dresses in “Cinderella.” If I’m not mistaken, it is a 60s style. On Li, the style looks very “beauty queen” but in a good way, not an over-the-top way. The ice blue color accentuates her dark hair and vice versa.
– Naomi Watts in Peter Pilotto –
The mix of two colorful patterns is tasteful and not overwhelming. Watermelon pink heels, short, loose waves, and natural makeup are the perfect accents; they let the dress shine.
– Natalie Portman in Dior –
This look is simplistically beautiful. There is not much else to say. Is it just me, or are there pops of green in the skirt pattern?? If there are, I really like that detail. If there aren’t, I need to get my eyes checked immediately.
– Aishwarya Rai in Elie Saab –
12 words: jade green dress, rich brown hair, light eyes, and wine red lipstick. Flawless!
– Charlotte Casiraghi in Gucci –
This is what I think of when I look at this dress: spring and autumn. The light, airy pattern is definitely spring, but I can’t help thinking of autumn when looking at the maroon belt. I would wear this pattern in the form of a loose, bohemian top with jeans and boots. Make it happen before fall Gucci!
– Diane Kruger in Valentino –
Planet-print dress, tangerine orange heels, and white sunglasses. This look is for a dinner date. A DINNER DATE!! Diane Kruger is c-o-o-l.
– Li Bingbing in Elie Saab –
I am not a fan of pairing a blinged-out dress with blinged-out shoes; pick one or the other! However, Li once again looks beautiful in a pale color.
– Poppy Delevingne in Burberry –
I initially passed over this look but couldn’t stop thinking about it so I went back to it, and now I love it. The mix of greens and shapes is a dream for me because I am a big fan of abstract art. Because the design elements are strong in nature, a heavy eye makeup was appropriate. I also love the updo but can’t decide if I like the necklace or not. It doesn’t deter me from liking the look, but something about it seems off.
– Rooney Mara in Rochas –
The cream white dress is very pretty and pairs nicely with Rooney’s dark hair and mauve lipstick. I also love that her only accessories are two small rings. This decision leaves room for the details of the dress to shine.
– Andie MacDowell in Elie Saab –
I don’t like the neckline (obviously!), but I do love the tangerine orange color and Andie’s curly hairstyle. The pockets make it a little more casual, nice for a day event.
– Charlotte Le Bon –
Charlotte is rocking this black, tailored, unembellished jumpsuit. Plain and simple.
How appropriate that she finished the day with a simple white gown! The look screams Greek goddess but not in a costumey way.
– Mindy Kaling –
The pattern and shoes feels very young and match perfectly with Mindy’s fun, sassy personality. The red orange color flatters her skin tone.
– Poppy Delevingne in Chanel –
This dress is one of my absolute favorites from the entire festival. I usually hate pink, but this dress has my brain all topsy-turvy. Casual tank sleeves flow into a form fitting maxi skirt complete with blue, orange, and pink 3D flowers. In this case, I without a doubt like the necklace; it surprisingly does not feel like too much. It is the only piece of jewelry, and it complements the blue in the skirt. I also love that Poppy went with an updo (braided??); wearing her hair down would have been too heavy. One last thing: I like the choice of darker makeup. It pairs nicely with the light spring/summer color palette of the dress.
– Sara Sampaio –
I said it earlier in the post, but I love most things abstract, and this dress is indeed abstract. Bronze is always a good color choice for spring and summer, and the sleek ponytail and red lipstick were nice touches.
– Virginie Ledoyen –
This 70s dress is right on trend with the Bohemian style of spring 2015, and since approximately 50% of my wardrobe is bohemian, I am A-OK with this look.
– Anais Demoustier and Valerie Donzelli –
Anais’ loose side ponytail, white dress, and brown belt are very western, with the exception of the classic black heels. Valerie’s dark jade green blouse, black and white polka dot skirt, and yellow sandals are 60s all the way. Double the style!!
– Ana Beatriz Barros –
The silhouette and side swept hair are very sleek. Also, you can never go wrong with white lace overlay.
– Aishwarya Rai in Oscar de la Renta –
This look is all about the wine red color, minimal accessories, makeup, and hair, not the dress style which I am actually not a fan of. How does Aishwarya pull this look off during a day event?? I think it has everything to do with how she is carrying herself; if she is confident about her look, everyone else will follow suit.
– Emily Blunt in Peter Pilotto –
I was not aware of Peter Pilotto’s designs until I began researching for this post; I am in love with his graphic, colorful style. This outfit looks very groovy on Emily Blunt, especially with her dirty blonde hair and red lipstick.
– Nikki Reed in Azzaro Couture –
Navy blue and burnt orange is one of the prettiest color combinations that exists. Although, I could be bias because I’m a Denver Broncos fan (HA HA HA). I like the fitted silhouette paired with a sheer cape, and the stripe texture gives the dress depth. Overall, the look feels more like autumn than spring, but I am not complaining because fall is my favorite season. Don’t tell the fashion police!
– Petra Nemcova in Zuhair Murad –
This dress is the complete opposite of Nikki’s because it is the epitome of spring: pastel colors and flowers. The dress is elegant and reminiscent of the recent “Cinderella” movie; the minimal accessories and loose waves keep the look soft and simple, not overdone.
– Charli XCX –
Although I am a huge fan of black, not all black dresses impress me. This one does. It is very simple, but there is enough detail to keep it from being boring and just another LBD (Little Black Dress). The neckline is unique, and I love the two silver eyelets on the waistline (There is no real explanation; I just do). The natural hair, bronze eye makeup, and red lips and nails complete this slinky ensemble.
– Georgina Chapman in Marchesa –
This is another one of my absolute favorite looks from the festival. The side ponytail, berry red color, sheer overlay, and peach, pink, white, and light green floral accents are divine. My eyes are very very happy with this look, which is once again a mix between spring and autumn.
– Shu Qi –
This dress is spring beauty (lace and floral pattern) with a pinch of biker chick (black color and leather belt). Two other details that I love: the off-the-shoulder neckline and nude heels. This look is borderline edgy and 100% stylish. Two thumbs up!
– Georgina Chapman in Marchesa –
The damasque style is gothic, which is very beautiful, but the pops of pale orange soften up the look and illuminate Georgina’s skin and facial features.
– Sienna Miller in Gucci –
I normally would not glance twice at a dress like this, but the combination of the powder blue dress and Sienna’s bronzed cheekbones and mauve lipstick is too strong a force to ignore. I am also loving her twisted hairstyle. Throwback!
MAY 25 DEPARTURE
– Sienna Miller –
I started with Sienna so why not end with Sienna. Seriously. Her casual style is flawless. She killed the fashion game in France!
With three looks total in my Cannes Film Festival 2015 favorites, Diane Kruger is my pick for best dressed. Georgina Chapman is a CLOSE second because I am madly in love with both of her Marchesa looks. As for top designer, the tally is obvious; Elie Saab wins by a landslide with six looks. However, nothing from Elie Saab surprised me. I was extremely impressed by designs from Burberry (Poppy Delevingne), Chanel (Poppy Delevingne), Marchesa (Georgina Chapman x2), Oscar De La Renta (Emma Stone), and Peter Pilotto (Emily Blunt). I think I might have to overrule decision by majority, and choose Marchesa. I am in charge after all!
Au revoir Cannes! Until we meet again in 2016…
– Lauren Michele ❤
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