2012 Cannes Film Festival

The wait is finally over as the 2012 Cannes Film Festival kick-starts today.

With Diane Kruger as one of the jurors, we are guaranteed glamour for the next 12 days.

The L’Oreal girls will also be doing their part.

Eva Longoria is on her way and Fan Bing Bing will be there, along with Aishwarya Rai, Jane Fonda, Freida Pinto, Doutzen Kroes and Sonam Kapoor.

Hopefully, we will also get to see Cheryl Cole and Gwen Stefani, but it’s unlikely we will see Jennifer Lopez with her ‘American Idol’ commitments.

Remember to keep refreshing throughout the day, as I will be live blogging over the next 12 days.

As we’re going to be overwhelmed with gowns, we’ll be voting on your Best Dressed of the Day.

Whilst we wait for official unveiling of the jurors, take a look back at last year’s event.

Check out my Cannes wish list below, which includes Stéphane Rolland, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino and, of course, Elie Saab.

Credit: Chiragh Patel, & Getty

Chloe Sevigny In Versus - ‘Hit And Miss' London Screening

Chloe Sevigny In Versus – ‘Hit And Miss’ London Screening

Ginnifer Goodwin In Jonathan Saunders - Entertainment Weekly & ABC-TV Up Front VIP Party

Ginnifer Goodwin In Jonathan Saunders – Entertainment Weekly & ABC-TV Up Front VIP Party

55 Responses to 2012 Cannes Film Festival

  1. Laura May 16, 2012 at 18:49 #

    Jane Fonda is wearing this Versace dress tonight ! 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 19:02 #


  2. dellavilla May 16, 2012 at 18:12 #

    oh my goodness!!!desperate to see the queen of Cannes --FAN BING BING!!!

  3. Janelle May 16, 2012 at 16:01 #

    Bérénice Bejo is not in jury, she will host opening and closing ceremony of the festival.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 16:16 #

      OK. got it

  4. Hannah May 16, 2012 at 15:52 #

    I’m already picturing Eva Longoria in the Naem Khan gown!
    I can’t wait for your coverage, it was amazing last year & I’m sure it will be this year too. There is always someone on the BDOTY list from Cannes, and this year we have Diane, so it is sure to be an amazing fortnight!

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 16:17 #

      thanks….I can’t wait for the opening ceremony…it is usually major

  5. freddy May 16, 2012 at 15:46 #

    Im so excited!FAN BING BING!

  6. Alina May 16, 2012 at 15:28 #

    I love the McQueen dress!

  7. Jessica May 16, 2012 at 14:34 #

    I am so excited! Like others have stated, your coverage really is the best! Thanks for all the hard work you put in 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 14:57 #

      thank you xx

  8. fromchi-town May 16, 2012 at 14:17 #

    Wow – all your picks are stellar FC. Personally I am dying to see the Stephane Rolland – that is one of my fav looks.

    Can’t wait to see your coverage and read your excellent commentary. Let the fashion games begin!!

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 14:40 #

      thank u x

  9. tomi May 16, 2012 at 14:13 #

    Fan bingbing have arrived cannes.
    click here.

  10. Christine May 16, 2012 at 13:47 #

    Sending you lots of energy for the next 12 days, FC! You are a wonderwoman 😀 Thanks for the non stop coverage over the past years!

    There is no site like you!! I can’t wait. I am a bit nervous lol. Here’s hoping we see some of your wishlist on the famous carpet.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 14:03 #

      I’m always nervous at the start too.

      Thanks for the positive energy x

  11. mm May 16, 2012 at 13:46 #

    FC your coverage is hands down the best! I am sure this will be another amazing 12 days.

    That Stephane Rolland dress is exquisite.

    I also hope giovanna battaglia shows up again, I loved her dress worn at amfAR gala last year

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 14:03 #

      I won’t let you guys down x

      Thanks for the vote of confidence x

  12. Thomas May 16, 2012 at 13:32 #

    I heard Eva fit with Georges Hobeika for the festival and FC hate to be the bearer of bad news but someone who didnt get recognized wore that red Carolina Herrera gown to the met I saw it on the live stream 🙁 I was hoping for a big moment for it myself on someone like Meryl Streep

  13. CreoleLady May 16, 2012 at 13:15 #

    All of these gowns are beautiful but is the Rolland that has me praying to the fashion gods. Can’t wait for the fun to begin.

  14. red May 16, 2012 at 12:50 #

    Berenice Bejo is actually mistress of ceremonies, not a member of the jury, so you won;t see her that much!

  15. cooper May 16, 2012 at 12:21 #

    Fan Bingbing said she is too busy to choose dress,she would take some when she arrive cannes.
    Well,maybe it’s Elie Saab again

  16. DivaDebbi May 16, 2012 at 11:59 #

    Every one of you picks are drool worthy FC. Fingers crossed!

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 12:36 #

      fingers and toes x

  17. bee7 May 16, 2012 at 11:54 #

    i’m so excited 😀

  18. amy May 16, 2012 at 11:25 #

    Does anyone know what time everyone starts walking the carpet? We are in the area but I don’t know when to go.

  19. Yeliz May 16, 2012 at 11:21 #

    I want to see all of the gowns you showed us FC but I’m literally dying to see that Stephane Rolland gown. I have no idea how I can describe my love for this gown.. It even beats all the Elie Saab gowns I want to see at Cannes. It’s the first time that I’m dying to see a dress which is not Elie Saab and I’m surprised at myself. But except for this dress, Elie Saab is of course my number one on my wish list.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 11:40 #

      I would be happy with any Stephane Rolland gown TBH 😀

  20. Zee May 16, 2012 at 11:10 #

    How I love that Stephane Rolland dress since the moment I saw it! Uma Thurman is my first pick for the dress, but the models like Bar Rafaeli or Karolina Kurkova would do it justice too.

  21. Bec May 16, 2012 at 11:03 #

    If someone wears that Elie Saab gown I may actually die!

    Bring it on! I hope you have stocked up on coffee and red bull FC haha 🙂

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 11:05 #

      Gorgeous gowns keep me going…no need for coffee or red bull 😉 X

    • NooG May 16, 2012 at 18:28 #

      Haha, awesome! 🙂

  22. Lalitha May 16, 2012 at 11:01 #

    Oooooh can’t wait and will for suuuure keep checking! Bring on the fashion!!!!

  23. Jess2 May 16, 2012 at 10:50 #

    OMG FC I am so excited!! The Elie Saab gown you chose was one of of my top favourites from the couture collections. Love all of your other picks also!! So looking forward to your coverage, hope you find some time to rest during the fashion marathon 🙂 x

  24. Zineb May 16, 2012 at 10:34 #

    Here’s my Cannes wish list: Lots of Elie Saaaaaab !!!

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 10:37 #


      • A. May 16, 2012 at 10:39 #


        • Shemah May 16, 2012 at 11:32 #

          I’ll toast to that!

    • Sabreena May 16, 2012 at 13:06 #

      me too!! *fingers crossed*

    • EmmaWoodhouse May 16, 2012 at 15:19 #

      TOTALLY!!!!!!! I am so pumped for Cannes 🙂

    • Hannah May 16, 2012 at 15:48 #

      With Berenice Bejo, Fan Bingbing and Aishwarya Rai all going, I’m sure we will get plenty of Elie Saab 🙂

  25. Pablo May 16, 2012 at 10:27 #

    we’re all so very nervous! 🙂 amazing Cannes wishlist! even if we only get to see three or four of those stunning gowns it’ll have been worth it! lets hope we don’t end up disappointed with such high expectations!

    ps- lots of energy and enjoy the 12-day marathon! xx

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 10:37 #

      It is truly a marathon.

  26. Ilana May 16, 2012 at 10:14 #

    I’m dying to see that Stéphane Rolland dress! Too bad that his spring collection isn’t that popular with the celebs, I love it!

    I also would love to see the Valentino, Versace spring and ofcourse the Alexander McQueen dress!

  27. Karolina May 16, 2012 at 10:11 #

    I hope Diane will choose one of Elie’s dresses!

  28. A. May 16, 2012 at 10:10 #

    Im so excited to see Sonam Kapoor back on the red carpet. By the way FC, did you know all L’Oreal brand ambassadresses will be sporting the ‘L’Or Electric’ range. Basically, they’re going to be wearing pop make up, lots of bright colors. That’s their theme for this year.

    • Fashion Critic May 16, 2012 at 10:12 #

      I don’t know

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