I spent the week before last working in LA (by "working" I really mean vacationing since shopping with clients in Beverly Hills is hardly what I'd consider grueling work). In any case, en route home something peculiar happened. I gained back my three east coast hours, but somehow ended up with a net loss of two weeks. That's right, I'm going to blame quantum physics for me missing most of The Cannes Film Festival as well as assorted other events like the Billboard Music Awards and basically every network's Upfronts. So there you have it: Science and not the Wardrobe Whisperer is at fault here. Now that we've settled that score, let's discuss some of the more interesting Cannes gowns. Let us put our collective hands together and pray that Bella Heathcote (above) will dispense with those shoes immediately. I, for one, am willing to pretend they never happened. Instead let's appreciate her pretty little frock. Delicate! Lovely! I wouldn't have minded wispy earrings and a gentle bracelet but I'm not mad because her lips are so pretty they are an accessory in and of themselves. Standing O!
Kirsten Dunst's yellow Maison Margiela came so close to being excellent. Everything from the knees down is in A+ territory. But what with the poor fit in the torso and the extraneous bust ruffle? This is like when you order you favorite sandwich only to unwrap it and find it was hastily made and someone absentmindedly tossed anchovies on it. This sandwich is tainted. So-So.
I cannot find a photo of Jourdan Dunn's Ralph & Russo that does it justice but it was superb! So intricate and dramatic! And her over-the-shoulder glances SOLD the train on this gown. If J Lo really has insurance for her posterior, Jourdan should consider taking out a policy on those shoulders. Now a close up from the side/front:
I'm not typically a fan of dressing this literally (i.e. showing so much flesh) but I just have to say WOW. I think Bella Hadid was about 2 centimeters away from making headlines in a different way but she kept everything in place which must've been no easy feat. Standing O!
This Versini dress worn by Cheryl Fernandez is in fabric form what I dream all Cannes parties are like: colorful, fun, and loud (but in the best way possible). I adore this dress and its perfect fit - Standing O!