Best Of Cannes Film Festival 2011

Cannes Film Festival ended on Sunday after 12 whole days (and nights) of stunning gowns.

We had several hits, a few misses and an introduction to ones-to-watch on the future (Elizabeth Olsen and Eve Hewson).

Eva Longoria was sadly missed. Eva always steps up her red carpet game during Cannes, so her diva presence was greatly missed.

Above is my Top 10 best dressed of the event with my top 3 being Zoe, Salma and Gwen. Please list share your top 10 in the comments.

2011 Cannes Film Festival Most Worn Designer – Roberto Cavalli
Robert Cavalli was the clear outfitter for Cannes this year. His glamorous, blingtastic, OTT red carpet gowns and mini dresses were showcased by Bar Refaeli, Karolina Kurkova, Tang Wei, Gong Li, Brooke Shields and many more.

Cannes Brand Ambassador – Rosario Dawson for Roberto Cavalli
The actress started off wearing Alberta Ferretti and Dolce & Gabbana during Cannes Film Festival, but once she got a taste for Cavalli she didn’t go back.

Best Dressed Male – Ryan Gosling
Usually the men on the red carpet don’t catch my eye, but Ryan stood out because he didn’t wear obligatory black tuxedos.

His first Ferragamo look may have a PJ vibe, but his cool navy blue shirt and white pants combo were perfect for a photocall with the French Riviera in the background.

Dickie bows added even more character to his blue and maroon custom Ferragmo suits for his premiere and the closing ceremony.

Queen of Cannes 2011 – Fan Bing Bing
Many of us had crowned Fan Bing Bing Queen from the opening ceremony. She then went on to wow us wearing Elie Saab Couture, Atelier Versace, Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta.

The Queen kept her subjects happy by showcasing totally different looks and attending sometimes three events in a day.

Couturier of Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Elie Saab
The king reigned supreme dressing many beautiful actresses during Cannes. Fan Bing Bing was his favourite gal who wore three Elie Saab Couture gowns. Others included French actress Sara Forestier, L’Oréal ambassador Zhang Zi Lin, French actress Elsa Zylberstein and Chinese actress and L’Oréal ambassador Li Bing Bing.

Credit: China Photo & Getty

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41 Responses to Best Of Cannes Film Festival 2011

  1. jj May 16, 2012 at 10:40 #

    @ Kamla….well said….beach towel…LOL
    my fav is Salma Hayek…

  2. Ev August 24, 2011 at 23:03 #

    I just found your site a couple weeks ago and I’m obsessed. You do amazing coverage and I’m so excited to finally have a good fashion resource for the next awards season!!

    • Fashion Critic August 25, 2011 at 08:10 #

      thank you.

      I hope you continue to enjoy the site

  3. Leen May 28, 2011 at 04:36 #

    Great work FC! Thanx a lot!Love Ur website.

    • Fashion Critic May 28, 2011 at 07:34 #

      Thank u x

  4. Ayesha May 26, 2011 at 10:49 #

    Rachel McAdamsMarchesa
    Salma Hayek-Gucci Premiere
    Angelina Jolie-Atelier Versace
    Diane Kruger-Calvin Klein
    Penelope Cruz -Stella McCartney(blue,photocall)
    Bar Refaeli -Roberto Cavalli
    Milla Jovovich -Prada
    Gwen Stefani-L.A.M.B(amfAR)
    Kirsten Dunst -Chanel Couture(amfAR)
    Zoe Saldana-Armani Prive

  5. Eliza May 25, 2011 at 17:48 #

    Thank you for your awesome coverage of Cannes – and all the red carpet happenings. Your site is the first one I go to see what was worn when.

    I was hoping for a Best Of recap and as soon as I wished it, you provided it.

    Great job. Thank you.

    • Fashion Critic May 25, 2011 at 17:54 #

      you’re welcome x

  6. rebecca May 25, 2011 at 06:37 #

    Penelope in Marchesa and the red Armani Prive was amazing. Loved Mila and Kirsten in Prada. Gwen was rocking her label, Rachael was stunning in Marchesa and Bar’s dress was made for her body.

  7. Emi May 24, 2011 at 21:31 #

    It’s not a top ten list, because it’s hard for me to decide who’s number one but my favorites were:
    -Milla in Prada (so interesting and new)
    -Diane in Calvin Kline (divine)
    -Rachel in Marchesa and Maxime Simoens Couture
    -Kirsten in Chloé
    -Zang Ziyi in Dior
    -Salma in Gucci Premiere
    -Mia in Roland Mouret
    -Ryan in the blue tuxedo
    _Fan Bing Bing in Oscar de la Renta (the red gown,

  8. rawda May 24, 2011 at 21:09 #

    my top 10 in no particular order
    -zoe in armani prive (i’m only decided on her being my #1)
    -bianca balti in alberta ferretti
    -uma thurman in versace
    -salma hayek in gucci
    -penelope cruz in stella mcaartney
    -fan bingbing in ombre versace
    -li bingbing in elie saab couture
    -zhang zilin in elie saab couture
    -milla jovovich in prada
    -bar rafaeli in roberto cavalli

    Thanks for your amazing coverage, FC! You trump them all 😉 !

  9. ILoveNorway May 24, 2011 at 18:29 #

    1 Fan-Purple Versace

    2 Fan-White Elie Saab

    3 Gwen-Black LAMB

    4 Salma-Grey Gucci

    Thats it.Honestly not very interesting as last year

  10. Erik May 24, 2011 at 18:01 #

    I agree with all, except for Gwen, I thought she looked horrible, but of course we have different opinions. Ryan looks so cute!

    Thank you for your coverage, I’ve enjoyed it from the start it till the end! xx

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 18:07 #

      it was my pleasure from start to end 😉

  11. LizLemooooon May 24, 2011 at 17:30 #

    SO GLAD you included Ryan Gosling in this! He is just a dream, he dresses wonderfully and he looks gorgeous. I love how he carries himself. He’s so talented too! *SWOONS*
    Anyway I agree with Fan being crowned the queen of Cannes, she’s fabulous.

  12. ullis May 24, 2011 at 17:14 #

    ah ryan <3

  13. mol May 24, 2011 at 16:39 #

    As usual, awesome coverage F.C., so sorry it’s over as I enjoyed every day, thank you!

    My top ten are:
    1. Zoe Saldana in Armani Prive
    2. Gwen Stefani in L.A.M.B.
    3. Milla Jovovich in Prada
    4. Karolia Kurkova in Pucci
    5. Salma Hayek in Gucci Premiere
    6. Kirsten Dunst in Chanel Couture (at AmfAR)
    7. Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein
    8. Uma Thurman in Armani Prive
    9. Giovanna Battaglia in Stephen Sprouse
    10. Ryan Gosling in Ferragamo (have to do this, I love him so much as an actor too…)

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 17:03 #

      thank u….love your Ryan inclusion

  14. Phénix May 24, 2011 at 16:20 #

    Ryan ‘s first look~!

  15. mm May 24, 2011 at 16:02 #

    Outstanding Coverage of Cannes FC! I have decided Cannes is my favorite Redcarpet event. We finally saw damn near perfect glamour from everyone. Not to many misses. Uma ruled the event for me.
    Here is my list in no particular order

    1.Uma Thurman-Aramni Prive
    2.Uma Thurman-Versace
    3.Uma Thurman-DOLCE & GABBANA
    4. Uma Thurman-Roland Mouret
    5. SJP- Elie Saab
    6-Kristen Dunst-Rodarte
    7-Aishwarya Rai-Armani Prive
    8-Fan Bing Bing Chris Bu Kewen
    9-Giovanna Battaglia- Stephen Sprouse, Emilio Pucci jacket

  16. justme May 24, 2011 at 15:47 #

    I’ll be back later with my top 10. I just had to comment on Ryan. I’m so happy you featured him because I also liked his style during this Cannes. Not a single black suit in sight and yet he looked so handsome.
    If other men could get a clue lol

  17. Jess May 24, 2011 at 15:39 #

    I adore Ryan’s photocall look, I had to immediately show my boyfriend (lucky, he loves fashion too!).
    Fan Bingbing had my favourite look in the red gown. And Uma in Armani Prive really stood out for me too.

  18. ~**juDee**~ May 24, 2011 at 15:13 #

    Brilliant retrospective FC! Couldn’t agree more with your choices although as much as I love her to absolute pieces, gwen’s make up was a lil too distracting so she was out of the running…gosh I feel like I’ve betrayed her lol
    My top three are Uma, Karolina and Bar (I’m a fan of tall women so it could be a little biased. Oh well lol)

    Ryan Gosling though **swoon or what?!** looking all intense in that first pic. I feel a wee crush coming on 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 15:24 #

      I have a total crush on Ryan now 🙂

  19. nina May 24, 2011 at 15:05 #

    Jodie Foster in Balenciaga,Bar Refaeli in Roberto Cavalli, Jane Fonda in Emilio Pucci, Diane Kruger in Calvin Klein, Uma Thurman in Versace, Salma Hayek in Gucci Première ..sorry, can’t pick just 3 :-)!
    Great coverage FC, thank you for that.

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 15:29 #

      Merci xxx

  20. GusMex May 24, 2011 at 14:57 #

    My favorites: Salma in Gucci Premier, Gwen in LAMB, Fan bing bing in Atelier Versace, Uma in White Versace, Kristen in Rodarte, Karolina Kurkova in Pucci, Jane Fonda in Pucci, Penelope in Marchesa, Angelina in Atelier Versace and Aishwarya Rai in Armani Privé

  21. A May 24, 2011 at 14:56 #

    First, thanks for all the amazing coverage. Second, wee a top 10 list. This is going to be pretty hard. Let’s see…

    1. Fan Bingbing in the purple-pink Atelier Versace
    2. Fan Bingbing in the white Elie Saab Couture
    3. Gong Li in Roberto Cavalli
    4. Rachel McAdams in Marchesa
    5. Fan Bingbing in the red crane dress
    6. Fan Bingbing in the lilac ES Couture
    7. Penelope Cruz in Marchesa
    8. Bar Refaeli in Roberto Cavalli
    9. Uma Thurman in Armani Prive
    10. Zhang Ziyi in Dior

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 15:08 #

      Kisses xx

  22. Thomas Monks May 24, 2011 at 14:52 #

    1) Fan Bingbing in the pink Atelier Versace
    2) Zoe Saldana in Armani Prive
    3) Alesandra Ambrosio in Cavali SS11
    4) Kristen Dunst in Rodarte
    5) Uma Thurmon in Versace FW11
    6) Rachel McAdams in Marchesa FW11
    7) Aishwarya Rai in Armani Prive SS11
    8) Mia Wasikowska in Roland Mouret
    9) Fan Bingbing in Atelier Versace SS11 ballgown
    10) Rachel McAdams in Maxime Simoens Couture

    thats my list right there and worst dressed def goes to Bryce Dallas Howard come on that was bad maternity wear and im pretty sure she is not preggers %Pr

  23. Victoria May 24, 2011 at 14:40 #

    Lovely round up of Cannes! 🙂 Thank you so much FC for the amazing job you did, I had tons of fun checking your page everyday after waking up (I live in Asia), appreciate it! 😀

    I think I have WAY too many favourites to name a top 10 haha but Fan Bing Bing was definitely no 1 on my list. 🙂 Gwen, Karolina, Bar, Zoe and Kirsten, just to name a few as well!

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 15:03 #

      thank you. Glad you enjoyed it x

  24. fromchi-town May 24, 2011 at 14:34 #

    My top 3 would be Salma Hayek, Bar Rafaeli and Uma Thurman in the blue. I am surprised I don’t have Fan Bingbing in my top 3.

    FC – Was waiting for your opinions and your top 3 for Cannes and I am so glad Salma made to your top 3. I missed Eva too – but I think we had a lot of fabulous looks at Cannes as usual.

  25. alannah May 24, 2011 at 14:31 #

    most of your top ten is in my top ten spare a few. i loved alll of rosarios looks, thought she looked fantastic. & diane krugers gold calvin klein was very high up on my list.
    im bitterly disappoitned there wasnt more A-list celeb action though via Eva, Beyonce, etc. my only let down.x

  26. Kamla May 24, 2011 at 14:19 #

    Not sure how Zoe Saldana in a beach towel beats out Sonam Kapoor in Jean-Paul Gaulthier… even with an unnecessary sleeve…

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 14:28 #

      I hated Sonam Kapoor’s dress, I don’t know why that is so hard for some people to accept.

      • Ana May 24, 2011 at 15:07 #

        Not a fan of SK myself, but I got the feeling everyone here’s going overboard with their love/hate for her. When you reviewed her dress you didn’t quite say “hate”. How has it come to that?
        Anyway, I love your coverage FC, and I keep coming back everyday – thanks for being the quickest and bestest! 🙂

  27. Naomi May 24, 2011 at 14:19 #

    Great coverage, FC. Thanks for all the lovely posts and updates!

    • Fashion Critic May 24, 2011 at 14:42 #

      you are very welcome

  28. Marvel May 24, 2011 at 14:18 #

    I love that Ryan was given an award.
    My favs would have to be Uma and Aishwarya in Armani Prive. Both wow moments.

  29. Elle May 24, 2011 at 14:18 #

    So many beautiful photos!! My top 10 would definitely include Fan Bing Bing, Aishwarya Rai, Bar Refaeli and Karolina Kurkova…

    My round-up would also include one final category: Off-screen Queen of Cannes – FC 🙂

    Great work as always, FC.. Felicitations! x

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