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21.05.13 Menswear, Premiere

James Franco’s Cannes Film Festival Style

James Franco's Cannes Film Festival Style

The Cannes Film Festival is a grand hub of menswear suits and tuxedos. James Franco has certainly been one of the best, wearing well-cut suits along with his trademark smile.

The Art of Elysium, Rabbit Bandini and Leon Max event for Ahna O’Reilly: Supporting his co-star Ahna O’Reilly, James stepped out in a blue notch-lapel Gucci suit. Usually fastening both jacket buttons is a no-no, but James did it multiple times and still got the slimming effect of one button. Along with the suit, he paired a white shirt with a matching blue tie. He also wore black shoes and aviators. I would have preferred brown shoes with such a light suit, but the black looks good.

As I Lay Dying photocall: The second look came on Monday during the photocall before the film ‘As I Lay Dying’, which he both directed and starred in. For this he opted for a well-tailored black Gucci suit with notch lapels. He finished it off with a white shirt and a navy tie. The messy hairdo looks great too.

As I Lay Dying premiere: On Monday night, James went fully formal in an amazing-looking black three-piece Gucci tux with peak lapels. The dapper look was finished off traditionally with a white shirt and black bow tie. This was the best fit of the three.

I was pleasantly surprised by his three looks. Each of them fit perfectly and he kept them simple, even with a lighter-blue suit. Of the three, I think my favorite is the first look: the blue suit. It was a great colour for the event.

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  • Nat39

    The last classic tux, hands down.

  • Marybeth

    The second and third looks are nice.

    To my eye, the blue suit is ill-fitting and unflattering. The pants are too long and therefore crumpled. The tightness of the jacket at the buttons looks strained, which paradoxically makes him look heavy.

  • Christine

    I like the second look.

  • Zissou

    He’s like the Kim Kardashian of menswear: it doesn’t mater how good the outfit is, it’s still being worn by James “Le Douche” Franco.

  • Lily

    Say what you want about James but the man can wear a suit. Whether it’s casual or formal.. he looks good in a suit.

  • dee

    The hair kinda ruins all the looks.

  • Denise

    I prefer the second look. Fit is perfect and his hair is better.

  • Yeliz

    My favourite is the premiere look. I would’ve loved the blue suit, had the pants been better fitted.

  • Iris

    he looks super-dapper in the two black suits but the fit of the blue pants is so off. it’s probably a couple of inches too long, which explains the creases and crumples at the awkward places.

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