Yet again, a runway’s worth of models strutted out a range of looks at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival’s premiere of ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ on Tuesday (May 21) in France.
Winnie Harlow: This Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2017 Haute Couture gown was attention-grabbing to be sure. The obvious sheerness and shortness was one thing, but the sequins that lined the hems and the veil headpiece conveyed something of a costume-y quality that I am sure will be a love-or-loathe element. Jimmy Choo ‘Minny’ sandals completed the look.
Leomie Anderson: Putting her gorgeous gams to work, the model flaunted a custom Rami Kadi Couture bodysuit-gown hybrid. The flash was real here, but the was plenty of edgy glamour radiating from that sculpted bustle and long train that glinted every step of the way with the mosaic, broken glass embellishment.
Doutzen Kroes: Walking on a different sort of wild side, Doutzen covered up in a Tom Ford animal-print gown with allover fringe elements. With the dramatic makeup, it was serving a Studio 54 glam mood.
Duckie Thot: Also getting the leggy, high-low memo, she donned a Vivienne Westwood Couture gown with Rene Caovilla ‘Celebrita’ sandals. Did anyone else get the impression that it looked like a theatre curtain around her waist? There was a lot of fabric encircling her on each side.
Sara Sampaio: Skin-tone gowns don’t always fare well, so I’m curious to know how you feel about this Georges Hobeika Spring 2019 Couture strapless gown that looked a bit like a super-comfy plush rug. Regardless of your thoughts on the gown, I’m sure you can agree that the vintage Boucheron jewels together with her dark locks were a striking counterbalance to the peachy-nude hue.
Sasha Luss: Perhaps it was the length of the dress (or the creases in the side panels), but this Chanel Spring 2015 Haute Couture seemed more like a photocall look. I still loved the pretty-in-pink sweetness of it, with René Caovilla ‘Ellabrita’ sandals to accessorize.
Madison Headrick: It’s always nice to see a unique colour on the red carpet, as with this Miu Miu design. Were the bedazzled cutouts too pageant-y for you?
Coco Rocha: This sheer Elie Saab Spring 2018 Haute Couture gown was a marvel of dazzling embellishment — and such a Coco look with its vintage-inspired mood that she elevated further with her theatrical smoky eye makeup. Not that she needed more sparkle, but why not add Chopard jewels for good measure.
Luma Grothe: Speaking of costume quality, Luma also was serving a mood in this Alexandre Vauthier Spring 2019 Couture sequin gown. Vampy is what it said to me. But, I didn’t love the shortening effect of the silhouette — even on her statuesque frame.
Josephine Skriver: This Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini pink sequin gown had all the standard sexiness of a slit-to-there, corset gown. But, it also seemed rather dated, to which the updo didn’t help the cause.