There were many more actresses and models who attended the ‘Annette’ premiere and opening ceremony of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (July 6).
Gucci’s current M.O. is the golden era of the ’70s’, but lest we forget that we’re at Cannes, and glamour is at the forefront of every designers mind.
Alessandro Michele balanced vintage and futuristic inspirations for this custom dress for French singer, who has been his muse for some time.
She is very much a non conformist fashion wise, so I really enjoyed this super glam moment.
Leila Bekhti wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture off-shoulder tuxedo jacket worn with matching trousers and white leather G-lock sandals.
While gowns are very much the name of the game at Cannes, it’s always refreshing to see something different, especially when it’s as chic and sleek as this suit.
Tiffany & Co. High Jewelery completed her look.
When it comes to this custom, ‘70s inspired Etro rhinestone, beaded and metallic sequin embroidered rose gold jumpsuit its success would come down to two things.
The wearer Candice Swanepoel. And the underwear.
Both counts were nailed.
This isn’t the usual flavour that Candice likes to serve up on the red carpet, but she worked the hell out of this look which she styled with Casadei shoes and Pomellato chain-linked jewels.
Love or loathe?
Kat Graham is a fashion IT girl in that she’s loved by fashion brands, and regularly gets invited to events as big as Cannes Film Festival.
There is more to this custom emerald green Etro chiffon gown than immediately meets the eye, as the dress is embroidered with malachite stones and crystals over a Paisley print slit skirt which no doubt lit up like a Christmas tree under the lights.
Am I blown away by this? Is this BDOTW worthy? Not for me, but this is a beautiful look nonetheless.
Pomellato completed her look.
Spanish actress Ester Expósito was part of the group of gorgeous ladies who wore a custom dress from Etro.
Some might say that this purple sweeping gown is more beach coverup than red carpet gown, but I think this works perfectly at Cannes, especially when you have a dazzling pair of emerald Bvlgari earrings hanging from your earlobes.
MJ Rodriguez was the final girl to wear a custom Etro look on the night.
As beautiful as this hooded, open-cut back dress – which is embroidered with crystals and glass beads – is, the lifelessness and ghostly makeup killed this for me.
She looks how I feel. Tired.
Belgium actress Angèle was channeling her inner Brigitte Bardot with the bangs and cat-eye makeup, while wearing a simple, yet stunning Chanel Spring 2021 Haute Couture dress with Chanel Fine jewels.
It must have been daunting walking the red carpet with a fashion power house like Marion Cotillard, but she more than held her own.
To to received the Honorary Palme D’Or, Jodie Foster looked beautiful wearing a custom Givenchy Haute Couture column dress embroidered in pixel motifs.
This was one of my favourite of the night.
Making the loudest noise doesn’t always guarantee that you make the biggest impact.
Chopard jewels from the Red Carpet Collection and nude Givenchy sandals completed her look.
Lou Doillon always marches to the beat of her own drum, so don’t expect her to follow any trends.
On this occasion she rocked a Gucci pleated look, with a cup-less harness bra (looks like Suki Waterhouse started a trend), which is giving me Kate Hudson in ‘Almost Famous’ vibes.
The Christian Dior Fall 2020 Haute Couture collection was presented on mannequins, so it comes down to the actress’ to really bring this collection to life.
Mélanie Thierry got off to a bad start with the wet look hairstyle. I really couldn’t look past it.
Boucheron jewels completed her look.
Jury member Mati Diop wore a Chanel anthracite ennobled lace dress from the Fall 2019 Haute Couture collection.
I have an irrational fear of anything with a drop-waist, as they always make me look (feel) bottom heavy as I already have an incredibly long torso, but the French-Senegalese director-actress looks beautiful here.
Andie MacDowell embraced her natural beauty, and stood tall and proud in Prada for the opening ceremony.
Carla Bruni looked beautiful in this sparkling Celine dress, but her hairstyle will forever give me groundhog day.
Elisa Sednaoui Dellal channelled her inner mermaid wearing Alberta Ferretti.