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Penelope Cruz In Marchesa – 2011 Cannes Film Festival “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” Premiere

That’s my girl.

On a red carpet full of models and other actresses, it was Penelope Cruz who stood out at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” Premiere this evening.

I had my fingers and toes crossed that she wouldn’t let us down, and she didn’t wearing a breath-taking Marchesa Fall 2011 gown.

Her gown with tufts of tulle on the shoulders and flowing tulle train had a bedazzling embroidered details. This gown was made for a stage like this.

Her on-again, off-again bangs are back.

A gold Swarovski clutch and subtle Chopard jewels completed her look.

PS. I’ve just seen the back and I really dislike the exposed zipper.

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Credit: Style.com & Getty

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41 Responses to Penelope Cruz In Marchesa – 2011 Cannes Film Festival “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” Premiere

  1. Alina May 14, 2011 at 17:58 #

    Love the dress , hate the bangs.

    • Jen May 15, 2011 at 04:30 #

      Heh. I feel exactly the opposite. Hate the dress, like the gamine bangs. Fashion is fun :)

      • Jennie May 15, 2011 at 15:34 #

        do you know if her bangs are real or fake?

  2. Fernando May 14, 2011 at 18:00 #

    OMG! This dress and rachel mcaddams dress were two of the most amazing dresses in the marchesa collection, but i really thought i would never see them in the red carpet, you know with the met already gone, and i thought they were too risky but, Jesus!, PENELOPEE…

    I am really SPEECHLESS. i crave for more photos.

  3. Rebecca May 14, 2011 at 18:03 #

    I know I sound like a total rube, but how do they do that with BANGS? I know one of you sophisticates will be able to fill me in. She looks amazing. I kind of like the bangs–they give her a gamine quality that she can carry off, even with a dress like that! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous./ I’m not even looking at Johnny.

  4. robbie May 14, 2011 at 18:03 #

    the look is beautlful but maybe im just being picky, the ruffles on the strap bother me. but everything else is spot on.

  5. Sumee May 14, 2011 at 18:05 #

    OMG…i agree with Alina..
    but knockout gown

  6. Terry May 14, 2011 at 18:08 #

    She’s beautiful and totally owns this dress. Oh, and I also like her bangs, they give her an unusual/girly/sexy touch.

    • mol May 14, 2011 at 18:57 #

      I agree, a flirty feminine touch that suits the gown – very sexy.

  7. -N May 14, 2011 at 18:19 #

    LOVE. gorgeous color, spot on styling <3

  8. Fromchi-town May 14, 2011 at 18:33 #

    She looks gorgeous…. But am not so sure about her bangs!

  9. LizLemooooon May 14, 2011 at 18:39 #

    Not sure about the hair but otherwise she looks like a knock-out. So glad someone is werqing this gown the way it’s supposed to be WERQD!

    p.s. FC I assume you’ll be doing updates on all the sure to be chic fashion we’ll be seeing on Eurovision later right? ; p

    • Fashion Critic May 14, 2011 at 18:41 #

      LOL…I hope that last line was a joke 😉

      • Clover May 16, 2011 at 01:15 #

        Actually the female Eurovision hosts wore some interesting dresses, I’d totally love to hear your take on them FC! One was a wierd red feathered affair…

  10. la-karenina May 14, 2011 at 18:50 #

    After having his baby boy she looks more beautiful than ever. That Marchesa can be tricky, but she owns this dress.

  11. sofia May 14, 2011 at 18:53 #

    hasnt someone worn this dress before?
    i think she looks like an ice skater.
    she is a gorgeous woman…but, hmmm….

    • Fashion Critic May 14, 2011 at 19:06 #

      No. You are thinking of Fergie’s gown at the Met which has similar traits

    • Emi May 14, 2011 at 20:18 #

      I agree with you about the ice skater dress. I see her on tv and I dislike it at once. I usually like Marchesa but this is quite ugly. Also, we know that you’re still sexy after pregnancy Penelope, you shouldn’t try to remind it 24/7…

    • Gigi May 14, 2011 at 22:40 #

      Just decided… not a fan of Marchesa dresses. Pen is a wonderful looking woman, so whatever she wears will be great… but Marchesa? Just too too.

      • Jen May 15, 2011 at 04:32 #

        Gigi – thank god someone out there doesn’t like Marchesa besides me. There’s just too much netting and frill and lace and busy for me.

  12. rebecca May 14, 2011 at 19:00 #

    Don’t get me wrong, this a real show stopper and so was Sarah Jessica Parker and Fan Bing Bing, but these women always deliver. I know it’s been only a few days, but I haven’t been completely wowed by a look like I expect to be from Cannes yet. It’s too casual this year. People are wearing mini-dresses and jumpsuits and Cannes is not the place to wear them. FC, are you completely underwhelmed by the fashion that we have gotten so far at Cannes? I certainly am.

    • rebecca May 14, 2011 at 19:02 #

      But of course, your coverage is flawless and impeccable as usual. Keep it up :)

      • Fashion Critic May 14, 2011 at 19:05 #

        thank u

    • Fashion Critic May 14, 2011 at 19:03 #

      No, there have been some great looks.

  13. carol May 14, 2011 at 19:11 #

    What’s with that terrible pony tail?

  14. Naomi May 14, 2011 at 19:17 #


  15. Hisadora May 14, 2011 at 20:44 #

    Damn I need new words for this look! she looks FANTASTIC!!!!!!

  16. justme May 14, 2011 at 20:51 #

    Rachel’s dress had the same zipper problem. Marchesa needs to figure out how to do mesh dresses that look good from the back lol.
    Anyway, I really hate those bangs. Penelope looks nice otherwise.

    • Clover May 16, 2011 at 01:17 #

      The zipper should have been left off. Where is this coming from, this thing with drawing attention to the zipper? I think it spoils the effect of the gowns.

  17. TexasKit May 14, 2011 at 20:52 #

    I am smitten…she looks perfect in EVERY way. I’ve been searching online to see as many photos of her in this daring look which she completely OWNS.

  18. A May 14, 2011 at 22:40 #

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! (but the zipper does ruin the back)

  19. abasss May 14, 2011 at 22:43 #

    Wow, that’s the best I’ve seen her look in years! Her face looks so much prettier with the bangs (very Hepburnesque) and the dress is sexy and delicate at the same time.

  20. Mia Spring May 15, 2011 at 02:58 #

    This dress can make a success or a disaster,~~but I’m so glad she looks dreamy beautiful!! love her!!!

  21. Moxie May 15, 2011 at 03:03 #

    Am I the only one who doesn’t like these lacy mermaid gowns? I can’t stand the tulle on the bottom and the exposed zipper.

  22. pam May 15, 2011 at 03:50 #

    All that stone work is just too much. And the tulle looks a little raggedy to me. Also, I think it is a little tight. However, I think the young lady standing next to her looks lovely.

  23. Alaia May 15, 2011 at 12:29 #

    Marchesa makes the ugliest gowns.

  24. Lucía May 15, 2011 at 14:58 #

    This is what we expect from her. However I hate the hair.

  25. couturecoco May 15, 2011 at 15:44 #

    Just FABULOUS! All credit to her for having the confidence to do justice to this amazing dress. Her hair and make up look fresh and sophisticated. Bravo!

  26. Danielle May 15, 2011 at 18:08 #

    I think its a really nice wig but not sure that it works with the dress, I think the poufs on the shoulders is a little much but it is Cannes

  27. coco May 15, 2011 at 21:39 #


  28. Silvana Stredel May 17, 2011 at 01:04 #

    i cant help getting a deja vu vibe from the Ralph Lauren gown she wore to the London “Nine” premiere back in 2009.
    Im trying… but I cant help it.

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