May 26, 2017

2017 amfAR Gala Cannes Model Roundup

The models were out in force for the amfAR Gala Cannes on Thursday (May 25) during the Cannes Film Festival.

Elsa Hosk: Striking a pose with a distinct pink, pinup mood, this Ermanno Scervino Fall 2017 gown had all the hallmarks of boudoir dressing with the exposed corset and sheer lace—distracting black heels notwithstanding.

Bianca Balti: What’s this? A model not baring it all? Bianca went for a more conservative stance in a Dolce & Gabbana black gown that oozed of old Hollywood glamour when styled with finger waves, statement jewels, and Gianvito Rossi shoes.

Joan Smalls: Between the length, the ubiquitous slit, and the collar-style neck piece, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of this Elie Saab Spring 2017 Couture dress paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and gigantic hoop earrings. Hip-hop, tribal glam?

Shanina Shaik: Side boob and side leg—on both sides—left precious little to the imagination in this liquid silver Philipp Plein gown accessorised by Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Anja Rubik: Add this Saint Laurent Fall 2017 sequin frock to the other Saint Laurent leggy minis we’ve seen at Cannes. That said, the striking, sculptural shoulder created an intriguing, otherworldly mood that made this dress look as if it would be beamed up to space any minute.

Lara Stone: I do love the fanciful sense of whimsy in this Chanel Spring 2017 Couture frock, but the dress was unflattering with the squeezed look at the bust.

Irina Shayk: Despite the paillette overload in this Prada gown, I was left missing something. Perhaps it was her hair and makeup that resonated as unfinished.

Jasmine Tookes: So beautifully embellished was this tonal black Zuhair Murad gown that it was left competing with the Bulgari necklace.

Izabel Goulart: Working another sheer gown, Izabel donned a custom Zuhair Murad gown. There’s no question the embellished detail work is dazzling in these pieces, but they have far overstayed their welcome by now—and the visible nude panties ruin it every time.

Cindy Bruna: With a darkly romantic, floral-embroidered aura, this Ulyana Sergeenko Spring 2017 Couture gown seemed at odds with the mod, geometric necklace.

Jessica Hart: I love the electric blue hue of this side train, but this Alexandre Vauthier Couture ensemble still seemed like two different pieces oddly plaed together.

Hailey Baldwin: With the hip slit back in action, Hailey wore an Elie Saab Fall 2016 Couture creation with Jimmy Choo ‘Pearl’ sandals. Despite the pin show, the velvet detailing and colour made this look a bit heavier than I would have preferred for the occasion. I do love her wispy ’do.

Barbara Palvin: I have no doubt this Prada gown will draw comparisons to a tent, as it was strongly lacking definition and shape. Plus, the breath-holding bodice looked painfully tight.

Petra Nemcova: As wispy and pretty-in-blue as this Celia Kritharioti Haute Couture gown may have been, the wave of ruffles in the front resonated as rather overworked. Chopard jewels and flashy sandals completed the look.

Camila Morrone: The bodice of this Ralph & Russo Couture gown gave me pause here, as the partial sheer illusion effect translated a bid oddly. The sky-blue, cloud-like flurry of the ball gown skirt was a beautiful accompaniment, though.

Doutzen Kroes: The colours were vibrant, but the cut of this BOSS gown was quite uninspired.

Kate Upton: Mummy glamour is clearly what Kate was channeling here. Only the accessories including Chopard jewels, an Edie Parker clutch and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals should be salvaged out of this look.

Maria Borges: With a pristine white Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 dress, Maria stood out for her classic approach. Aquazzura shoes and de GRISOGONO jewelry completed the dress.

Coco Rocha: Coco turned to the goth side, with a new black pixie cut and an equally dark Jean Paul Gaultier gown. But this dramatic vamp look was far too severe with almost costume-y leanings.

Anna Cleveland: I’m afraid Anna’s Jean Paul Gaultier captured none of my affection either—from its dull mauve-rose colour to the overworked tonal embroidery, sleeves, and boob swirls.

Laury Thilleman: Well, it goes from bad to worse as the third time was certainly not the charm in this bold Jean Paul Gaultier geometric fringe dress that was like some mad form of space-age Cleopatra. Among many faults, it blatantly showed off her nude bra and panties underneath.

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20 Responses to 2017 amfAR Gala Cannes Model Roundup

  1. kane May 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    Thank god for Bianca, Cindy looks nice too.

    • Christine May 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

      Amen! They looked the best along with Jasmine

  2. H May 26, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

    When not even models make these looks work…

  3. Mokka May 26, 2017 at 10:18 am #

    Doutzen’s look is giving me a strong case of deja vu –

    • Catherine Kallon May 26, 2017 at 10:48 am #

      very strong

    • anonymous as always May 26, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

      YES! That was my first thought as well!

  4. amy May 26, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    I like Bianca, Irina and even Lara despite the boob squeeze.

  5. Dressaddict May 26, 2017 at 7:28 am #

    Surprisingly, Madalina Ghenea looked very nice, it would be interesting to know your opinion.

  6. TeaAtTwo May 26, 2017 at 6:39 am #

    Maria and Irina out of this bunch.

  7. TinaL May 26, 2017 at 6:03 am #

    Also very disappointed. No one really wowed me, not even close to gorgeous. Some looks are even ugly

  8. Alina May 26, 2017 at 4:53 am #

    Doutzen is my favourite here. I like the combination of colour and the fact that there is no shine or sheerness involved.

  9. Effieee May 26, 2017 at 2:37 am #

    I’m reasonably sure that Ciara wore the same Philipp Plein gown that Shania Shaik wore. It really wasn’t worth a run-in, tbh.

    I hate Elsa Hosk’s shoes. Why black pumps when the dress clearly calls for a metallic sandal?

    Lara Stone’s Chanel would’ve been cute if it actually fit.

    And Petra Nemcova’s gown reminds me of that terrible lavender Marchesa that Heidi Klum wore to the Oscars that one year, whereas Camila Morrone’s Ralph & Russo reminds me of a toilet paper doll cover.

    My faves are Cindy Bruna and Jasmine Tookes.

  10. Caroline May 26, 2017 at 2:01 am #

    Bianca is my favorite here. A classic black gown and good styling will never fail you.

  11. Fanny May 26, 2017 at 1:37 am #

    Hailey Baldwin is the best of the bunch. The last girl is a WDOTY contender.

  12. Nat39 May 26, 2017 at 1:31 am #

    Bianca looks extra glamorous in her simple gown.

  13. Tenacious May 26, 2017 at 1:30 am #

    Disliked all of these looks. All of them. Especially considering this is Cannes.

  14. Jess May 26, 2017 at 1:01 am #

    some of these looks could have been saved with better styling…..but wow, the mind boggles at how so many gorgeous models with access to amazing designers could look so bad

  15. Jeremy May 26, 2017 at 12:35 am #

    No words, really. They’re all bad. Isabel looks great, but she’s worn that exact dress at least a hundred times before. Maria Borges is stunning, but boring. Bianca actually looks gorgeous – but I agree it’s way to heavy for this event. Irina looks like she just rolled out of bed and threw on that dress. There’s zero styling and she’s totally overwhelmed by the shimmery glam of the dress.

    These are MODELS. It is literally their job to make clothes look good. And some of them have been successful in the fashion business for a decade or more. You’d think that somewhere along the line they’d have picked up a clue about style.


    • Elle May 26, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      I agree with this 100%! Styling and fit issues with almost every single look, bar Iza (who is driving the sheet fatigue home) and Bianca (who would have otherwise looked very heavy/uninspiring with that outfit)… What a shame from some of the most veautiful ladies in the business!

  16. Hermoine May 26, 2017 at 12:28 am #

    Wow just ….wow not in a good way
    Most of these are the poorest constructed messes I have ever seen

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