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Melanie Laurent In Christian Dior Couture – 2011 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

I’m not quite sure how I missed this one.

French actress Melanie Laurent – the new face of Dior Hypnotic Poison – was the hostess for the 2011 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony on Wednesday.

The ‘Inglourious Basterds’ actress looked gorgeous at the Palais des Festivals wearing a Dior Couture gown.

Her strapless black organza gown with a nude underlay was teamed with dazzling Chopard diamonds.

Credit: Courtesy of Dior

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22 Responses to Melanie Laurent In Christian Dior Couture – 2011 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

  1. Lils May 13, 2011 at 13:07 #

    I hated the dress the second I saw it

    • Jen May 13, 2011 at 13:29 #

      Me too. Not into the texture or the weird flare on the skirt. I do like the color.

  2. Alina May 13, 2011 at 13:14 #

    So elegant!

  3. Lee Ann May 13, 2011 at 13:17 #

    Stunning. O know you can’t possibly print every photo but she also wore the most glorious white lace Dior dress earlier .

    • Fashion Critic May 13, 2011 at 13:46 #

      I just saw that, but unfortunately those pictures are AFP and I don’t have license for them.

      Photo licensing is so boring.

  4. Betty Brandenburg May 13, 2011 at 13:29 #

    Not sure how you missed that, either, FC! Very very beautiful, very 1950′s, very classy.

  5. Martin May 13, 2011 at 13:37 #

    Lovely. Although I think I would have preferred the dress if the detailing on the skirt continued to the very bottom of the gown. Apart from that, I think she looks great.

    PS. Fahion Critic, have you heard that Giambattista Valli has been asked to show a couture collection in Paris from July? I’m holding my breath for that first show.

    • Fashion Critic May 13, 2011 at 13:42 #

      Yes I almost died. Can’t wait to see his first couture show.

      • Martin May 13, 2011 at 13:57 #

        I think it is going to be amazing. Honestly, I’m getting a little tired of seeing so much Valentino couture on the red carpet these days, particularly when much of it seems so same-same, and I think Valli will definitely be gunning to get his couture gowns on the bodies of the likes of Caroline Seiber and Eugenie Niarchos and Bianca Brandolini D’Adda and co. That in itself if enough to arouse my interest in what he’ll present during couture fashion week.

  6. dee May 13, 2011 at 14:47 #

    Very pretty. I love a nice ball gown

  7. Thomas Monks May 13, 2011 at 15:22 #

    FC did you know that on the cannes film fest website that there is a list of expected attendees for the day under the Daily section%Pr

    • Fashion Critic May 13, 2011 at 15:27 #

      I don’t like to know who is expected. I prefer to wait and see them when they are on the red carpet

      • Thomas Monks May 13, 2011 at 15:31 #

        true and i actually read back the past few days and they are almost all the same liPr

  8. Bekah May 13, 2011 at 15:37 #

    The black organza appears to be an overlay on the nude skirt, not the nude overlaid on the black dress – a gorgeous look.

  9. Tahj May 13, 2011 at 16:15 #

    STUNNING. She looks like a movie star.

  10. couturecoco May 13, 2011 at 16:15 #

    LOVE this dress!. Texture, colours and the unusual pannier hips. Different to the usual and beautiful too.

  11. mol May 13, 2011 at 16:38 #

    Delicate, very feminine look, beautifully accented by her jewelry. Her waist looks so tiny with the slightly exaggerated hips on the skirt (pannier hips?) – love this.

  12. Jodi May 13, 2011 at 17:32 #

    Thank you for this picture of Melanie Laurent! I adore her! She looks beautiful.

  13. Emi May 13, 2011 at 20:38 #

    I don’t like the texture but I like the 1700 inspired skirt.

  14. Mia Spring May 14, 2011 at 08:02 #

    I think she looks lovely in this dress.

  15. Linda May 15, 2011 at 15:08 #

    This is one of my favourite looks from the festival. It’s just so classic and beautiful. I love the hips.

  16. Laura May 15, 2011 at 17:28 #

    Not sure. Beautiful dress, but the colors are ehhh.

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