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Karolina Kurkova In Marchesa – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Karolina Kurkova was not one to go down the darker sartorial route at the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25) during the Cannes Film Festival.

Quite the contrary, rather, as she brought a whimsical sense of romantic femininity to her new set of edgy blunt bangs in this Marchesa Fall 2017 floral and feather festooned gown.

While sheer, the front of the dress was protected from an overt eyeful in the draped half-bow, half-obi sash.

Rocker-chick meets flower-chic with this look that was quite different from the more streamlined, sometimes glitzy vibe Karolina tends to serve.

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25.05.17

Paz Vega In Redemption – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Paz Vega took our breath away at the amfAR Gala Cannes, held on Thursday (May 25) during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The actress wore a Fall 2017 Redemption gown with styling accents of gold and red.

As usual, Ms. Vega does not disappoint. She carries the color, bead detailing, sash and skin-baring elements of this gown exquisitely.

And I have to say, I’ve never seen anyone get as much variety out of a short haircut as Paz and her stylists do. This sleek, 20s bob-esque style is creative and simply perfect for the look.

And something about this look is just begging for a pop of red, so I love that she obliged that style need with the lip and earrings.

Are you as completely mesmerized as I am with this look?

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Melissa George In Schiaparelli Couture – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Melissa George made a Cannes Film Festival appearance at the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25).

The actress is no stranger to wearing Schiaparelli Couture looks, so I wasn’t surprised to see her dressed in a design from the Spring 2017 collection.

We’ve seen a trend towards darker, decorative looks tonight (think Nicole Kidman and Diane Kruger), and this gown also fit that bill.

I did love the sort of dreamy, enchanted quality of the embellished layers of the tulle and lace skirt.

But, something about the bodice resonated as unfinished to me. It seemed as if needed some sense of tailored structure or form to stand up to the folds of the skirt—especially sans the sheer top piece that was presented on the runway.

Minimal accessories made her lovely windswept updo and radiant makeup the focus of her styling.

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25.05.17

Stacy Martin In Prada – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Stacy Martin attended the amfAR Gala Cannes, held on Thursday (May 25) during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

For the occasion, she wore a metallic Prada gown with no accouterments.

At first glance, I thought how bare Stacy looked, but after taking a moment to digest her look, I absolutely love that she left all necklaces and bracelets at home, and just let her gown do the talking.

The silvery mint color is delightful, and of course that bodice-lining beading is all the jewels she needs.

I’m also a huge fan of the beauty decisions made here. The simple, slightly undone blowout is perfectly effortless, and the contrast of the dark berry lips and gold highlighted eyes are masterful with the light-colored gown.

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Nicole Kidman In Chanel – amfAR Gala Cannes

Nicole Kidman has been on a chic streak of BDOTW success at the Cannes Film Festival, so my hopes were high for her entrance at the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25).

While she did take us on a flight of fancy in a Chanel Couture Pre-Fall 2017 gown that didn’t skimp on the feathered frou, this heavier look won’t rank as one of my top picks for her at Cannes.

With the sharply bold shoulder, the dress featured an intense silhouette that walked a line of darker mystere than her previous looks. That’s perfectly fine, but not when styled with such a severe bun that led to an ageing effect.

The pink belt did help lighten the mood, with Harry Winston jewels rounding out the look.

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Diane Kruger In Alexander McQueen- 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Diane Kruger channeled a dark, creative mood at the amfAR Gala during the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday (May 25).

We can generally expect Diane to dance with edgier, less expected looks, and she stayed true to form here in this Alexander McQueen Fall 2017 ensemble with Chopard jewels.

With its array of metallic embroidery and dripping in fringe, the look was certainly ready for a boho bewitching hour.

But, unlike her prior whimsical gown, I found the whimsy in this entrance to be heavier than I’d prefer for the likes of Cannes.

What do you make of it?

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25.05.17

Rita Ora In Chanel – 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes

Rita Ora is performing tonight at amfAR Gala Cannes, held on Thursday (May 25) during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

One thing about Rita is she always keeps us on our stiletto-clad toes, as she took a frothy turn towards girly femininity in a Chanel embellished frock styled with Paula Cademartor ‘Bella’ sandals before taking to the stage.

Despite its sugary quality, it was a rather darling look that channeled a softer, fanciful spirit.

I did lose her waist a bit, but she worked her angles and the backless detail to her advantage on most occasions.

Perhaps the mod, ’60s bouffant-style hair was a bit much, but this is Rita, after all.

Her last look out at Cannes was underwhelming to some of you, so how do you like this 180-degree departure?

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