September 7, 2021

2021 Deauville American Film Festival

Clémence Poésy in Chanel 2021 Deauville American Film Festival

The 2021 Deauville American Film Festival is currently running from September 3rd to 12th, right alongside Venice Film Festival, so here is a rundown of the few looks that have caught my eye.

Clémence Poésy, the president of the jury, wore two Chanel looks for the opening ceremony and the ‘Flag Day’ premiere.

The first hails from the Pre-Fall 2021 collection, while the second is from the Resort 2021 collection.

Clémence was regarded as a fashion IT girl, who would experiment with her style, but it seems like she’s very comfortable playing it safe and sticking to similar styles, silhouettes, and colours.

This could be on account of her being the president of the jury this year, but I feel like she has been taking her foot off the gas – so to speak – for some time.

Chanel Pre-Fall 2021
Fatou N'Diaye in Dior & Chanel  2021 Deauville American Film Festival

Fatou N’Diaye attended both the opening ceremony and ‘Flag Day’ premiere as a jury member.

I adore her first look from the Dior Resort 2022 collection which was both elegant and ethereal.

Lighter than air, yet not totally sheer thanks to the lining, it feels like this dress was inspired by Grecian dresses, as she looks like a goddess here.  

Silver Dior sandals and Dior Joaillerie jewels completed this look.

Letting her hair down for the ‘Flag Day’ premiere, the actress wore a look from the Chanel Resort 2022 collection.

My first reaction was that this dress looked heavy, but on closer inspection the dress is printed rather than the heavy jacquard I assumed.

Chanel Resort 2022
Dylan Penn in Chanel 2021 Deauville American Film Festival

Dylan Penn attended the opening ceremony and ‘Flag Day’ premiere, where she also received the 2021 New Hollywood Award.

I like her first Chanel Fall 2021 dress as it suits her no fuss, no frills, no danger, play-it-safe style. I think the addition of the clutch keeps me interested.

I feel like I should love the black and fuchsia Chanel Fall 2021 tweed suit, especially as its one of her most vibrant looks to date. But honestly, I’m underwhelmed.  She’s just not selling it.

Both looks were styled with Chanel Fine Jewels.

Chanel Fall 2021
2021 Deauville American Film Festival

Charlotte Gainsbourg was back with another Saint Laurent LBD. 

While there is a huge feeling of Groundhog Day, I do love the feather skirt.  What I didn’t understand is how she is on the jury yet left this festival to go to Venice Film Festival.

Garance Marillier, who joins Charlotte and Fatou on the jury for this festival, was perhaps one of my favourites at this event wearing a Gucci GG blazer and matching flared trousers.

As you know I love power dressing. We’ve seen a lot of bold Gucci suits in recent times, and even with the metallic silver GG monogram pattern this one feels quite muted.  I guess that is why I’m so drawn to it.

2021 Deauville American Film Festival

Fatou Guinea looked very elegant in her Philippe Perisse black dress. Sometimes, less is more.

Ana Girardot wore a cut-out dress from Mugler for the ‘Flag Day’ premiere. 

This style of dresses used to feel so avant-garde, but now they are starting to become – dare I say – a bit run of the mill? Repetitive? To the point where you’ve seen one, you feel like you’ve seen them all due to the over saturation and that is not exclusive to Mugler, as a lot of brands – Mônot in particular – are making cut-out dresses their signature style.

 Vicky Krieps Louis Vuitton 2021 Deauville American Film Festival

Tell me you’re wearing Louis Vuitton, without telling me you’re wearing Louis Vuitton.

Both of Agathe Rousselle’s LV looks for the opening ceremony and ‘Flag Day’ premiere have Ghesquière’s sharp aesthetic and innovative craftsmanship all over them.

Vicky Krieps, who joined Vicky for the ‘Flag Day’ premiere, looked very chic in Chanel.

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