Alexandra Maria Lara In Elie Saab Couture – ‘On The Road’ Cannes Film Festival Premiere

Alexandra Maria Lara was breathtaking on the red carpet tonight for the ‘On the Road’ Cannes Film Festival premiere.

The Romanian-born German actress wore one of my favourite pieces from the Elie Saab Fall 2011 Couture collection.

What a stunning creation.

She opted to keep the styling simple for her fully-beaded short sleeve gown which was accented with a velvet floral appliqué at the waist.

A light red lip colour and diamond bracelet completed her look.

Needless to say she is one of my faves of the festival, even though this was on my wish list for Hilary Swank.

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  • Jess2

    Stunning gown on a stunning woman!!

  • Sharon

    Incredibly beautiful! I know it has short sleeves and a sheer skirt, but something about it reminds me of Russian royalty (another Alexandra). I’ve never seen her before, but I hope she’ll show up more frequently here.

  • ArgentineGuy

    FC, I know it´s late but can u post pics of the Argentinian ambassadors of L’Oréal? Some of them looked amazing in Cannes and We have never seen someone from our country here!

    • Fashion Critic

      Sorry, but I am not taking requests. There are too many events to cover.

      • ArgentineGuy

        That´s ok, no problem! You do an incredible work FC, Love it.

  • EmmaWoodhouse

    BDOTD! I don’t like the sheer skirt but it’s so subtle I hardly notice it. This dress is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous–one of my faves from this AMAZING collection!!!! Alexandra is a knockout in it. Definitely my BDOTD so far.

  • bm

    This gown is exquisite, heavenly, amazing.
    The dress itself deserve a BDOTW poll without BDOTD polling IMO.

  • Beta

    lovely! she looks fantastic 🙂
    the work on that dress is exquisite

  • Jess

    Absolutely stunning and so delicate. Best dressed!

  • DM

    Thank you as ever FC for the great coverage at Cannes.
    This gown is exquisite! The skirt part reminds me of rain and the top part like dew or stars. What we ordinary girls would give to wear a dress like this just once! Sigh.

  • Lalitha

    Beautiful dress: more like a work of art! I love this.

  • He truly is the King. Adore! BDOTY in my list!

  • lily

    My Gid if I can have it for my wedding I will.. lol Btw FC I know they are celebrities but do they have to pay for the dresses or they kinda like borrow it from the designers or the designers give to the free of charge?

    • Fashion Critic

      they are loaned

      • lily

        ow i see thx FC,finally someone give me the answers for years of curiosity. lol

  • Mia Spring

    I’m speechless…What a stunning creation!
    This is one of my favorite at Cannes this year so far

  • JC

    She looks HEAVENLY!!!! Elie Saab is a GENIUS designer!

  • mari

    Can I say that I want this in the BDOTY poll?

  • Dhppy

    I think the overlay of her dress is more sheer than on the runway. You can see her neckline much more, and the stripes of the bodice are much more apparent. Perhaps, Lara requested a sparkle reduction. Though I slightly prefer the runway version, it’s still quite beautiful.

  • Marybeth

    So very beautiful!
    Just perfect.

  • Christine


  • Ramsay

    I like it – i think it looks better on the runway- the colour of all the dresses from this Elie Saab collection is better on the runway- I think it’s the lighting – still she looks good

  • olivia

    wow, breathtaking

  • irina

    I’m officially addicted to your blog…I don’t know how many times I checked it today LOL…Absolutely beautiful dress btw!!

  • One of my best dressed this year at Cannes! Gorgeous!

  • Rebecca Z

    It is very beautiful and she looks lovely. Wish she had worn some emerald earrings.

  • Mariazinha

    I think it’s my favorite on so far.. Just gorgeous!!

  • Jones19

    This gown is so beautiful and she does it justice. Love this.

  • Nat

    Elie Saab is KING. That would be all.

    No, ok, kudos to Alexandra here, too. Her slender figure does the dress justice, plus I’m glad she kept it simple with hair, makeup and jewels.

  • Valerie

    Say what you want, but an Elie Saab dress does it all the time. She looks stunning.

  • Emi

    A dreamy gown, really.

  • Riley

    I love her hair and makeup with the look. Gorgeous head to toe. I like that she didn’t line the gown, as we can see her legs, which is a sexy touch.

  • Sea

    words defy description for this dress. imho jolie & kruger will both look beautiful in it too.

  • dee

    This is one of my favorites from this collection and she looks stunning.

  • A.

    Exquisite dress. She looks like a goddess. Elie Saab, you’re in a different league altogether. Gorgeousness

  • Yeliz


  • Emmeline

    Simply gorgeous. For me, the guests are outshining the leading ladies.

  • Zineb

    That’s a one of a king design.
    Had I known that I would see so little of Elie Saab this year in Cannes I would’ve been more thankful and grateful for the couple of dresses Fan Bingbing wore especially the cape one !

  • Anj

    That is such an enchanting dress!

  • Nat39

    Flawless, with the polished hairstyle presented better than on the runway. Another beautiful creation from E. Saab.

  • Ioana

    a ROMANIAN woman in Elie Saab Couture. I’m so proud of her, even if she left the country a long time ago.

    Breathtaking… and yes, I may be biased, but the dress really suits her fragile figure!

    • Alina

      I’m with you! I’m soooo proud!

      She looks effortlessly stunning.

      • bianca

        Way to go romanians!Let’s hope we get to see more of this in the future.I am VERY PROUD of her.

    • Andreea

      A BEAUTIFUL romanian woman in Elie Saab Couture !! 🙂

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