28.05.12 Best Dressed

Cannes Film Festival 2012 Readers’ & Critics’ Favourites Day by Day

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46 Responses to Cannes Film Festival 2012 Readers’ & Critics’ Favourites Day by Day

  1. Sarita May 31, 2012 at 13:02 #

    Beautiful styles.
    I am working on featuring the Atelier Versace styles as she showed great range in her designs during the festival.

    Definitely quoting you. Can you please contact me at my email address for further questions?
    Thanks so much!

  2. Kimmy May 30, 2012 at 04:07 #

    I’m surprised that the Critic’s Choice only had 1 Diane Kruger.

    All this Diane Kruger is making me sick of her. Don’t get me wrong, I love her style and she nails it anytime. But she’s overexposed, I’m getting tired of it.

  3. Raquel May 29, 2012 at 06:45 #

    Paz Vega was my favorite. I LOVE that dress and I love how she styled it.

  4. Shells May 29, 2012 at 05:22 #

    Karolina Kurkova in the gold Cavalli sequined dress and blazer was the standout. How she manages to pull it off with such ease deserves virtual applause.

    Thanks for the Cannes coverage. It was a blur of sequins and shiny things in retrospect haha

  5. Tina May 29, 2012 at 01:06 #

    I love this post! Thanks so soo much FC for choosing dresses for the Critic’s List that I personally adore but didn’t make the cut for Reader’s poll. I loved loved loved Reese’s gorgeous blue Versace gown and Cheryl Cole’s unique Stephane Rolland dress. This year’s Cannes has been great! Honestly I could probably choose half of my BDOTY looks from here. 😀

  6. ladyoflettuce May 28, 2012 at 23:36 #

    I think Diane is suffering from overexposure. I missed that last look–i think it’s kind of embarrassing. I still really love the Westwood. She just seems a bit wooden or something. Wish we could see more French women!

  7. Miguel May 28, 2012 at 22:38 #

    Yes!! Most of your choices FC match mine 🙂
    That’s why I love Cannes, there are so much to see and almost all time it’s so great!
    Thanks FC for keeping us posted with your excellent coverage.

  8. Marybeth May 28, 2012 at 21:42 #

    This post is such a delightful wrap-up of Cannes 2012!
    Thank you, FC, for the exciting coverage and discerning commentary.
    Thanks also to the commenters who share their opinions here. It’s fun to see what others think and it broadens my own perspective.

  9. Jones19 May 28, 2012 at 20:29 #

    Wonderful looks. I could look at these pics all day long. Kudos to you FC for picking Reese Witherspoon, she was my fave too on the last day.

  10. Paddy M May 28, 2012 at 19:38 #

    Not so keen on the readers’ choices overall. FC, you’ve picked some of my faves, like Karolina Kurkova, Cheryl Cole and Nicole Kidman – good choices!

  11. Aaron May 28, 2012 at 17:51 #

    Wow, I have to say first that the coverage here was just spectacular. How did I live without this site before?! 🙂

    Diane Kruger, as others have said, was clearly Queen of Cannes. She brought not her A game, but her A+ game to this event. I don’t know how someone can consistently look THAT good, but she pulled it off. And she did it with a variety of looks, too.

    Brava, Diane. Brava.

    • Fashion Critic May 28, 2012 at 19:07 #

      that is very kind of you to say so Aaron. Appreciated x

      • Aaron May 28, 2012 at 22:34 #

        You’re the best, FC.

  12. Neli May 28, 2012 at 17:51 #

    Thats why I love Cannes!
    Thank you FC! Amazing post!

  13. Nat39 May 28, 2012 at 17:35 #

    Really happy to see Reese and Frida in sexy Atelier Versace got picked.
    Damn Nicole’s silly ‘do, still find it hard to look past it, it was a lot easier to overlook Doutzen’s messy ponytail.

  14. Quinn May 28, 2012 at 17:23 #

    Most of my pick for best dress of the day matches with the critic’s choice. yay!

    Awwwwhhh…i’m a little sad that Cannes is over. It certainly has brings out the best in some of the ladies like Eva, Reese and Cheryl. And i’m also a lil disappointed that we don’t see a lot of Fan Bing Bing this year. But overall, it was quite interesting 🙂

    Thanks so very much for the amazing coverage for the past 12 days FC!

    • Fashion Critic May 28, 2012 at 17:32 #

      It was very much my pleasure….364 days and counting

  15. Carmen May 28, 2012 at 17:21 #

    I agree with you in everything except Jada Pinkett-Smith over Paz Vega, love PV dress.
    BTW-Thanks for all your work in the Cannes coverage¡

  16. Yeliz May 28, 2012 at 17:14 #

    1-Diane Kruger in Giambattista Valli
    2-Freida Pinto in Atelier Versace
    3-Paz Vega in Stephane Rolland
    4-Alexandra Maria Lara in Elie Saab
    5-Diane Kruger in Christian Dior Couture

    I’m looking forward to your round-up too!

  17. fromchi-town May 28, 2012 at 16:29 #

    What a fantastic post. Diane kruger was the Queen of cannes. Diane and freida were my favs. Freida gave us some fantastic looks.

    FC, thanks again for thegreat coverage. You were superb! You sooo deserve a vacay after this fashion marathon. Your hard work is what makes me visit this site each and every day without fail!

    • Fashion Critic May 28, 2012 at 17:34 #

      I’m going to take a vacay with my laptop for the Jubliee weekend.

  18. Awdah May 28, 2012 at 16:28 #

    Celebs brought their A game this year in Cannes. Everyone looked amazing. It was a lovely fashion feast!

    I don’t mind the “too much” Elie Saab & Versace. It’s destined for the two to be worn in Cannes. I mean really, where else!

  19. Zineb May 28, 2012 at 16:25 #

    FC and readers only agreed twice 🙂
    How about a competition between all the readers’ best dressed! It should be cool 😉
    Looking forward for your always funny round-up !

  20. Amy May 28, 2012 at 16:25 #

    Cannes was definitely exciting this year!!
    Versace did

    • Amy May 28, 2012 at 16:28 #

      Versace did a wonderful job. My personal fave are : Freida in Versace, KK in Cavalli, Paz in S.Rolland and Diane in Ricci

  21. Amanda May 28, 2012 at 16:20 #

    It was quite a disappointing year at Cannes fashion-wise wasn’t it?

  22. AJ May 28, 2012 at 16:14 #

    Pinto and Kruger reigned as the Queens of Cannes in my opinion!

  23. Richard May 28, 2012 at 16:10 #

    Diane Kruger= Queen of Cannes!

  24. EmmaWoodhouse May 28, 2012 at 16:08 #

    FC, you marked Cheryl Cole’s look as Jada Pinkett Smith in Atelier Versace.

    • Fashion Critic May 28, 2012 at 16:26 #


  25. Beta May 28, 2012 at 16:00 #

    woow, all of these dresses are stunning. Love the two Stephane Rollands. Loved all of them. The girls looked spectacular
    thanks FC for the summary 🙂

  26. EmmaWoodhouse May 28, 2012 at 15:59 #

    Wow, Diane rocked this. Fan Bing Bing’s caped Elie Saab was my favorite look, though…she was so fabulous. Wish she had appeared more often!
    From this list, my favorites are:
    1. Diane in Gimabattista Valli, Alexandra Maria Lara and Diane in Vivienne Westwood (three-way tie!)
    2. Diane in Nina Ricci
    3. Diane in Christian Dior
    4. Marion Cotilard in Christian Dior
    Thanks again for the coverage, FC!

  27. Cole May 28, 2012 at 15:57 #

    Thank you FC for your amazing Cannes coverage. I learned about this website during the Oscars and now I visit it often throughout the day, everyday. I don’t think I visit any other website as much other than Facebook. I even peruse old postings if I have a little downtime. Keep up the great work.

    • Fashion Critic May 28, 2012 at 16:27 #

      Thanks Cole…I’m glad you are enjoy the posts x

  28. Laura May 28, 2012 at 15:56 #

    Too much Elie Saab and Versace… boring!

    • Zineb May 28, 2012 at 16:18 #

      They should start making ugly designs is what you’re saying? 😀

      • kery May 28, 2012 at 16:38 #

        it doest mean u hav to make an ugly dress..there a lot of other dress which beautiful n at the same time unique..that what we r trying to say!

    • kery May 28, 2012 at 16:22 #

      i agree..these to brand although beautiful but nothing doest have wow factor! however dress by michael angel is something fresh!

    • Luis May 28, 2012 at 16:25 #

      I have to agree, i’m a litle bored of Elie Saab…

      • Agathe May 28, 2012 at 17:14 #

        I have to agree, I’m not a huge fan of sequins and I don’t find much to suit my taste in this selection…

      • Emily May 29, 2012 at 00:49 #

        +1, Elie Saab is always stunning but they are all starting to look the same to me, unfortunately.

    • Anne g May 28, 2012 at 16:27 #

      + 1
      choose the dresses elie saab for me is not a sufficient risk-taking. Although I voted Doutzen in elie saab because the color, cut and material of the dress has been little seen on the red carpet. Her dresses can make anyone beautiful. For me, a beautiful woman dressed:
      1) 40% of beauty, charisma and attitude
      2) 30% the dress and accessories
      3) 30% to be bold.

      Maybe my expectations are high for me because women living in 40 years, 50 and 60 years are the best dressed. they did not elie saab or Jimmy Choo but had a charisma and beauty that made a dress now regarded as commonplace as a piece of art.
      Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Rita Hayworth, Lauren Bacall, Eva Gardner.


      SO SAD

      • Jo May 28, 2012 at 18:50 #

        Elie Saab – a him not a her. Just pointing it out.

        • Anne g May 28, 2012 at 19:57 #


      • Nat39 May 28, 2012 at 20:32 #

        Personally I’d reduce your “30% to be bold” to about 10-5%. Once the look is flattering and well put together, and backed up with poise and charisma, I could care less if it’s bold or not. Real beauty is what counts most in my book.

        • Marybeth May 28, 2012 at 21:30 #

          AMEN, Nat39! AMEN!

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