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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10 Responses to James Franco’s Cannes Film Festival Style

  1. Nat39 May 21, 2013 at 20:09 #

    The last classic tux, hands down.

  2. Marybeth May 21, 2013 at 15:41 #

    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.

  3. Christine May 21, 2013 at 15:28 #

    I like the second look.

  4. Zissou May 21, 2013 at 14:49 #

    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.

  5. Lily May 21, 2013 at 14:45 #

    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.

  6. dee May 21, 2013 at 13:17 #

    The hair kinda ruins all the looks.

  7. Denise May 21, 2013 at 10:43 #

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

  8. Yeliz May 21, 2013 at 10:39 #

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

  9. Iris May 21, 2013 at 10:39 #

    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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