Tons can be said about the Cannes film festival but I would like to say, first and foremost, that it really does bring out the pun-ster in all of us. In my opinion, it benefits everyone if we get full mileage out of the Cannes/can (Also Can-can!) homonym situation. Secondly, this particular festival also seems to bring out the extreme glamour in all of us. It is such a romantic and fabled setting that women attending have historically been moved to don some of the most extraordinary gowns. This year's representation has not disappointed thus far. Shall we?
Cate Blanchett, AKA Madame President, has been turning up the fashion volume as evidenced by her Mary Katrantzou gown in the above photo - the print, the color, the asymmetry are all exquisite! Another favorite was her rainbow Givenchy:
What a glorious confection! Cate is clearly allergic to boring. More evidence in Iris Van Herpen:
Lest you think only Cate Blanchett is allowed to attend the festival, let's review a few other stunning looks of which there were many.
Aishwarya Rai's Michael Cinco butterfly gown is quite simply a masterpiece. I read that it required 3,000 hours to make. I feel this was time well spent. Let's peek at the back:
Cannes also seems to inspire bold color choices which never fail to delight me!
Polka dots anyone?
Bruna Marquezine looks lovely in this Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini gown. Polka dots are the salve for all that ails me.
One last look. This from my fashion muse, Diane Kruger:
Can Cannes con someone into raging on for another week?? (I'm sorry but I'm sure you can see the necessity.)