15.05.13 Best Dressed

Who Was Your Best Dressed On Day 1 of Cannes Film Festival 2013?

Cannes Film Festival Day 1 Best Dressed

FYI Lana wore Lena Hoschek.

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Lana Del Rey In Lena Hoschek - ‘The Great Gatsby’ Premiere & Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Lana Del Rey In Lena Hoschek – ‘The Great Gatsby’ Premiere & Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Audrey Tautou In Yiqing Yin - 2013 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Audrey Tautou In Yiqing Yin – 2013 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

49 Responses to Who Was Your Best Dressed On Day 1 of Cannes Film Festival 2013?

  1. Yeliz May 16, 2013 at 00:27 #

    Lana Del Rey. Runner-up Carey Mulligan. I also really loved Nicole’s look, but not really her hair when I saw it from the side.

    Thanks for an amazing Day 1 coverage, FC. Here’s to the next 11 days!

    • Catherine Kallon May 16, 2013 at 09:00 #

      thanks and yes, bring it on 😀

  2. Kate May 16, 2013 at 00:51 #

    Gaaah, Nicole Kidman is leading this?
    I thought her gown was too twee and sugary; it reminded me of her film “The Stepford Wives”. It’s certainly not dramatic or glamourous enough for the Cannes OPENING NIGHT. Maybe for a lesser premiere during the festival.
    My vote went to Zhang Yuqi, though Fan and Vahina are close seconds.

  3. Nat39 May 16, 2013 at 00:54 #

    Nicole Kidman is enchanting in that sweet confection, glad it wasn’t one of her typical column gowns, kudos to her for this unexpected look, and her presentation was impeccable, and I do think that she will be a very deserving winner of this poll. But I’m not in love with this look however, a bit too sugary sweet. My favourite was Naomie Harris who looked sublime in her silver Calvin Klein gown, she gets my vote.

  4. Tiger Nueng May 16, 2013 at 00:58 #

    my top 5 list

    1.Nicole Kidman (BDOTY nominee worthy)
    2.Naomie Harris
    3.Lana Del Rey
    4.Zhang Yuqi
    5.Freida Pinto

  5. dunzoo May 16, 2013 at 00:59 #

    None of these looks really wowed me, but my favorite of day 1 was Cara Delevigne, she looked very Glam and Gatsby-esque, but in a modern way.

  6. Dirk May 16, 2013 at 01:02 #

    Even though i’m a Nicole lover and usually vote for her by default, i’m not really on board with the Dior. I can totally see her daintily taking flight to become some neglected girl’s fairy godmother. She gets points for going new places with her hair and style though.

    I went with Frieda.

  7. Ramsay May 16, 2013 at 01:41 #

    It has to be Kidman
    The refinement, difficulty and originality of the embroidery on that dress is the best we’ve seen in a very long time

  8. Anu May 16, 2013 at 02:41 #

    It’s so easy to wear a puffy/flowy ball gown and look all pretty and lady like. What Sonam did was unique, traditional and unabashedly striking!
    She’s in my BDOTY list!

    • James May 16, 2013 at 06:36 #

      your name says it all!!! she does not even feature in one of the best dressed

      • Rashmi May 16, 2013 at 19:47 #

        I completely disagree with Anu, and also don’t think sonam deserves to be in the poll due to the overkill of the couture!
        However I feel your comments are racist and this isn’t a platform where you should behave like this…

        My best dressed for day 1 is Nicole! She was vision of perfection!

        PS: Wonderful going FC, lets hope Day 2 gives us more stunning looks !!

    • Hannah May 16, 2013 at 06:38 #

      Sonam who??? dont even know who she is!

      • Lil's May 16, 2013 at 09:05 #

        +1 and that nose ring was absolutely awful. She looked like a bull

  9. Cass May 16, 2013 at 02:51 #

    I had hoped you’d feature Elizabeth Debicki.To me she’s the standout in the Gatsby cast. And she looks like a much taller Rooney and gallops on screen with Cate’s confidence.

  10. Marybeth May 16, 2013 at 02:51 #

    I do like to vote for a Big Gown on opening night but my two favorites this year are Nicole Kidman and Naomie Harris. I will probably have to flip a coin to decide which one to vote for!

    Of the Big Gown ladies, I especially like Fan Bing Bing and Zhang Yuqi. (Fan’s gown may be a disappointment for those of us expecting a grand Asian theme, but she does look lovely and still has that dramatic Cannes presence.)

  11. dee May 16, 2013 at 02:54 #

    Zhang followed by Nicole. The rest of the looks were not memorable.

  12. Nat May 16, 2013 at 03:24 #

    Easy. Nicole Kidman all the way

  13. Windsor May 16, 2013 at 04:56 #

    If you have ever watched NIcole in interviews and read about her in magazines, then you’d know the Dior couture is perfect for her personality.

  14. ash May 16, 2013 at 05:31 #

    Nicole is too old for that dress. That dress belongs to someone who looks a lot more youthful, Elle Fanning, and even Carey Mulligan in her pixie cut days.

  15. Jarrold May 16, 2013 at 05:41 #

    Where the heck is Paz Vega???

  16. Dhppy May 16, 2013 at 05:54 #

    1. Mulligan – classic
    2. Giocante – Saab – so elegantly sexy
    3. Knowles – Oh, did I ever love the waft on that gown!

  17. Alina May 16, 2013 at 06:26 #

    My top 3:
    1. Nicole Kidman in Christian Dior Couture
    2. Vahina Giocante in Elie Saab
    3. Zhang Yuqi in Ulyana Sergeenko Couture

    Who was your favourite, FC?

    • Catherine Kallon May 16, 2013 at 08:58 #

      Nicole and Zhang Yuqi

  18. tinu May 16, 2013 at 06:26 #

    Another bollywood star Vidya Balan is also in the jury… she looked regal in a white saree for the first day photocall… Please keep an eye on her n do post if u find it interesting… she wears Indian designer Sabyasachi saress n amparpali jewels…

    • Hannah May 16, 2013 at 06:38 #

      yeh the indian chick at cannes… she looks regal in the dark red clothes but not in her white thingy!

      • DSI May 16, 2013 at 09:35 #

        Whoever you are Ms.Hannah—RCFA is not the forum to stage your racist mean attitude! First you belittle Sonam,and now Vidya–i mean “chick”? As far as this forum is considered, if Catherine knows who they are, that is good enough…we are not seeking your approval!

  19. Martina May 16, 2013 at 06:57 #

    I miss Audrey Tautou here. So my vote goes to Mulligan.

    • Charlotte May 16, 2013 at 08:27 #

      I agree. I can’t believe Audfrey Tautou is not here. I’m not a fan of her look usually but her dress was gorgeous !

    • Lil's May 16, 2013 at 09:15 #

      I really thought she’s be featured. She looked gorgeous. I also miss Clotilde Courau, Ludivine Sagnier and Inès de la Fressange.
      Still you’re doing an amazing job and you can’t feature everybody. Thanks for your work

  20. TL May 16, 2013 at 07:39 #

    Like many others, I am a bit disappointed at the first day of Cannes, since no one really wowed me. Wish they can all do better (they HAVE to!) in the next few days.

  21. Denise May 16, 2013 at 08:08 #

    Top 3 for me
    Zhang Yuki
    Vahina Giocante
    Freida Pinto

  22. Cecilia May 16, 2013 at 08:11 #

    Audrey Tautou in her Yiqing Yin dress was my best dressed, definitely.

  23. DM May 16, 2013 at 08:12 #

    Finally I went with Carey. Simplicity (gown) and drama (red lips.) I also really liked Solange! Two other contenders were Zhang and Vahina but the dresses were a little too revealing for my taste. Good first day, thank you very much for the great coverage, FC. Much appreciated and will make the next 10 days really enjoyable.xxx

    • Catherine Kallon May 16, 2013 at 08:45 #

      Thanks…I am sure they will be…fingers crossed

  24. Annel May 16, 2013 at 08:36 #

    Srsly, this is better than Christmas!!! Thx Fashion Critic for covering this fab event!

    I am torn between the exclusive tailoring of Mulligan’s dress and the playful vibe of Pinto’s. But I’ll go with Mulligan, I think.

  25. Luthien May 16, 2013 at 09:09 #

    Audrey Tautou was an ether vision in her dress. She was my best dressed of the night.

    • Luthien May 16, 2013 at 09:10 #


  26. Lil's May 16, 2013 at 09:17 #

    I voted for Carey’s elegance in this amazing minimalist Dior gown. She was closely followed by Zhang Yuqi

  27. Lilly May 16, 2013 at 09:31 #

    Nicole Kidman hands down. She oozes glamour even without trying. I’m so happy it seems she’s back.

  28. mi May 16, 2013 at 09:53 #

    sonam kapoor

  29. Kat May 16, 2013 at 10:13 #

    It was a tie for me between Zhang Yuqi and Nicole Kidman. I voted for Kidman because she looked so damn classy in the pics where she stood laughing under the umbrella but also because she had a fabulous run the whole day (her two other outfits were great too).

  30. conan May 16, 2013 at 10:59 #

    Carey Mulligan很优雅 Zhang Yuqi让我大跌眼镜很喜欢

  31. WX May 16, 2013 at 12:40 #

    Fan Bingbing is so beautiful

  32. Josh May 16, 2013 at 13:26 #

    Nicole Kidman deserves to be number 1. The floral Christian Dior dress complements her skin and her hair is just edgy. This look was a complete about-face from her black Alexander McQueen dress.

  33. Moxie May 16, 2013 at 15:21 #

    My top three were Lana Del Ray, Nicole Kidman and Zhang Yuqi. So hard to pick just one!

  34. Milla B. May 16, 2013 at 16:30 #

    I can’t decide between minimalist Carey and the Zhang Yuqi’s opulent dress. Two extremes. I love it Plus I really dislike Nicole Kidman’s Dior. Too sweet little girl for her.

  35. Blair May 16, 2013 at 21:24 #

    I love Nicole Kidman and her gown is amazing. However, I miss Diane Kruger. I also am not getting chills on opening day like I did last year …

    It’s not the same without Jane Fonda & Eva Longoria. they are magical on the Cannes Stage …

  36. John May 18, 2013 at 05:36 #

    Zhnag Yuqi is so fantasy!

  37. Katycat May 21, 2013 at 20:15 #

    Zhang Yuqi is so sexy ..

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