There was no shortage of high octane fashion at the premiere of ‘Blackkklansman’ at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Monday evening (May 14). Celebrities joined Damaris Lewis, Laura Harrier and Naomi Campbell.
Natasha Poly: The pastel purple hue brought an ethereal quality to the unabashed sexiness of her Atelier Versace Spring 2018 dress. It had every sensual element and came to life when in motion. I’m of two minds about removing the front skirt panel as it often seems like it’s in the way.
Winnie Harlow: The vivid green hue of her Ralph & Russo Spring 2018 Haute Couture outfit has such a bewitching quality and looks wonderful with her complexion. Alas, the material is not holding up very well for a couture look. It’s rather wilted.
Nicole Scherzinger: The sweeping skirt of her Ashi Studio Spring 2018 Couture dress was dramatic yet still had a floating quality. Combined with the sheer lace bustier and feathery accents, I fear some might compare the style to an elaborate wedding dress.
Clémence Poésy: Against all of the over-the-top styles, this Chanel look could have felt like a breath of fresh air, but I’m still craving more from the actress. The Chaumet jewels added some sparkle, but it doesn’t feel special enough for the grand occasion.
Alessandra Ambrosio: Those who wanted more drama only need to look to the Brazilian beauty’s Zuhair Murad Spring 2018 Couture gown. Some might feel it’s a bit been-there-done-that, but it is abound with details and shows the designer’s mastery of movement and pattern.
Bella Hadid: The model was a silver siren in Elie Saab Fall 2007 Haute Couture. The flowing silhouette had an ease but truly came alive when combined with the shimmering silver fabric. It was just as arresting from behind with a cut-down-to-there low back.
Mahira Khan: The new L’Oreal girl made a sophisticated debut in a pleated Alberta Ferretti gown with Chopard jewels. It exudes glamour and will likely make many intrigued to see what she will wear next.
Anja Rubik: Proving that sparkle isn’t necessary to make a statement, the Polish beauty wore Saint Laurent Fall 2018. Rather than the designer’s typical sharp shoulders, the sleek gown was buoyed by dramatic round shoulders and a U-neckline.
Daphne Groeneveld: The Dutch model was a vision in Roberto Cavalli Couture. The layered skirt was made to be moved in and had an angelic quality that underscored the allure of the cutout on the bodice.
Alina Baikova: Another beauty in white, the Ukrainian model was clad in custom Ashi Studio Couture. There is a modern structured edge to the piece that we don’t often see with fabrics of this delicate feature. I’d like to see the proportions tweaked slightly for a stronger finish.