There are in actual fact very few red carpets that allow ladies to dress in their very finest. Compared to the golden ages of hollywood there has been a ‘casualisation’ of the carpet. Slinky dresses, cut outs, low necklines have replaced big ballgowns, tiaras and white gloves. Cannes has brought back some of the sophistication and glamour, it really is a ballgown fantasy. So who perfected and who failed at the fashion stakes?
Naomi Watts in Elie Saab
This dress could have looked ridiculous, over the top and far too sparkly. On almost any other carpet it would have but at Cannes she shines. While just wearing silver and diamond pieces, Naomi follows Julianne Moore’s suit by using texture to elevate the look. The feather skirt is perfect, it doesn’t look heavy or too long but still falls into a ‘princess gown category’. Not only is the dress beautiful but Naomi wears the dress rather than the dress wearing Naomi. I cannot get enough of this look!
Natalie Portman in Dior
Red on the red carpet has been a theme lately but I love this pared back look Natalie brings to Cannes. In comparison to many of the taller actresses and models who walk the carpet I’m glad Natalie went with a streamlined look as I feel like a large gown would have swamped her. The earrings pulled the look from average to good. She really ruled classical simplicity on this carpet.
Julianne Moore in Georgio Armani Prive
Redheads just wear emerald so, so well. At Cannes this year, Julianne blew me away. Despite her dress being black it was textural, those feathers and beading were incredible. The neckline was a great choice.However my favourite aspect of her look was those earrings. The emerald shone against her red hair and smoky eye look. She went intense in comparison to many of the actresses who wore lighter looks and ‘no make up’ make up. Loved it.
Sienna Miller in Lanvin
Navy with a red lip must be one of the most classical assembles on the carpet. Especially if it’s a blonde in the ensemble. The fitting of the dress is incredible. Probably Natalie’s biggest rival in terms of how similar their looks were, simple silhouette, classic colour and chic hair, Natalie wins for me as I don’t like the black bow detailing on Sienna’s Lanvin dress. All that being said Sienna has really upped her fashion game, with many of her recent looks inferior to this one.
Lupita Nyong’o in Gucci
I tossed and turned about Lupita being on this list. I may have an unpopular opinion but I don’t love the green colour that much. While it looks better against Lupita’s colouring than most, the light green combined with the chiffon just looks a little cheap. I do however love the cut of the dress, which moved well on the carpet, and the cream/light purple embellishment. It is a work of art.
Who was your favourite on the Cannes red carpet?
Red Glitter slippers xx