10 months ago
Although gray skies loomed over the Croisette strip the day the Cannes Festival opened on May 11, it didn’t stop a host of celebrities from stepping out, dressed in a variety of collections from ready-to-wear and haute-couture labels. A lineup of brightly colored designer gowns were paraded on the famous Palais des Festivals steps in vivid, summery shades—with yellow as a standout. Attendees at the amfAR charity gala included Anna Kendrick, Riley Keough, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Chastain, Amal Clooney, and Heidi Klum. Pink was another popular color (Araya Hargate, Cheryl Cole, Natasha Poly, Uma Thurman all donned it); as well as blue, one of this season’s hottest hues (Bianca Balti, Blake Lively, Cindy Bruna, Carolina Parsons); and of course, red (Lily Donaldson, Katy Perry, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley). As per usual, model Kate Moss stood out with a candy bright-orange dress. Take a look at all the celebrity styles below.
Despite the trend for colorful outfits, the Cannes Film Festival remained an understatedly stylish affair, on the whole; with classic shades of black, white, lamé, and metallics. Embroidery was popular on the red carpet, along with tulle, organza, sequins, and glitter. And while glamour is de rigueur at Cannes, some stars spiced up the look with a more sensual—and downright sexy—slant, with plunging necklines and sky-high slits (Bella Hadid and Alessandra Ambrosio got our Palme d’Or on that front).
Some guests went for dresses with flowing trains or full-volume skirts; such as Carolina Parsons, Li Yuchun, Araya A. Hargate, Mallika Sherawat, Zuo An Xiao, Li Bingbing, Sonam Kapoor, Jourdan Dunn, and Hofit Golan.
On the whole, gowns were discreetly stylish, with many taking the form of shift dresses, with relatively straight and floaty cuts. Embellishments such as feathers, lace, gemstones, sheer fabrics, and discreet prints were also popular. Kendall Jenner, Leïla Bekhti, Eva Longoria, Milla Jovovich, Julia Roberts, Marion Cotillard, Karlie Kloss, Adriana Lima, and Luma Grothe were all spotted in these types of gowns.
Only a handful of stars picked mini-dresses (Mélanie Thierry, Chloë Sevigny) or jumpsuits (Victoria Beckham). Capes, on the other hand, proved popular, seen in several different styles (Aishwarya Rai, Petra Nemcova). – Relaxnews