Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cannes Film Festival 2012 - Part One

Red Carpet Fashion
Cannes Film Festival 2012
Opening Ceremony

The French Rivera was illuminated today with a flurry of international stars, all to grace the Cannes 2012 red carpet. This is the 65th annual film festival held in Cannes, from which we can expect two weeks of glamourous gowns. Here are the most notable looks from the opening ceremony, which took place earlier this evening.


Graceful Dames. 90's supermodel Eva Herzigova looked radiant in an ivory crystal embellished Dolce & Gabbana gown with demure three-quarter sleeves and retro hair to match. French actress Bérénice Béjo was a picture of elegance in a vivid red pleated silk gown with flowing skirt by Louis Vuitton.


Pretty Pastels. German actress Diane Kruger, who is part of the Cannes jury this year, stunned in this minted green gown. Her sublime one-shouldered silk dress with sheer fabric cape-like effect is by Giambattista Valli. Indian beauty Freida Pinto opted for something a little more whimsical, in a delightful gown by Michael Angel. It features a multi-hued kaleidoscopic bodice drenched in crystals, along with silver metal belt that appends to a pale rosé pink skirt with draped peplum detail and high slit. Silver Louis Vuitton sandals and a beaded clutch bag complete her look.

Block Colours. Jessica Chastain played it down in a soft pink silk faille gown with low-v-neck by Alexander McQueen. The pockets suggested a more casual side to her look. French actress Virginie Ledoyan looked splendid in an emerald green Elie Saab column gown with draped strapless bodice. Although simple, the impact lies in the rich colour and fine design. Lana del Rey picked out a black Alberta Ferretti gown with inverse scalloped neckline and tiered skirt. Dolores Chaplin brought a refreshing splash of chartreuse to the red carpet, looking regal in a drape-pleated Lanvin gown with cut-outs on the neckline and thigh high split.

Polished Metal. Tilda Swinton, who is by far the most active ambassador for Haider Akermann, wore a look adapted from the designer's Fall 2012 collection. The sheeny bronzed gown shows off a lovely origami folded bodice. But I can't help but think this was not the right colour for her. Jane Fonda looks unbelievable at 74, the actress was decked in a lacquered gold criss-cross sequined gown with sheer sleeves, by Atelier Versace.




Train of Thought. Couture maiden Fan Bing Bing made her customary appearance at the festival's opening, donning an exquisite Christopher Bu gown with long train. Her dress is imprinted with an attractive Chinese-inspired design. Eva Longoria gives us our first memorable Cannes fashion moment for 2012, as she impressed the crowd in this elaborate pale grey gown by Marchesa. The dress displays an embroidered illusion bodice and slopes down into a tulle-smothered train.


I must admit I am slightly disappointed not to see more dramatic couture looks at the opening ceremony. I would pick Eva Herzigova's dresse as my immediate favourite...but I have yet to be wowed. I will be covering the fashion from the festival over its course, so please stay tuned. How do you think these gowns fare? 

53 comments:

  1. Everyone looks stunning and so glam, but you're not not many dramatic looks that I look for.

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  2. everyone looks amazing!!

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  3. pretty stuff so far! and thanks for your sweet comments.

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  4. Great post - you are so quick!!! I vote for Diane, she's my fashion icon!!!
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  5. I definitely love Cannes more than Oscar in both respects: movies and gowns.
    In Cannes celebraties always look more creative and free in their choice what to wear. And there are always a few unforgettible dresses.
    From these picture I love Eva Longoria gorgeous look. She knew where she go and what Europian people want to see on the red carpet.
    Lana del Rey looks boring and totally bad. She looks like on some kind of sad charity event.

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  6. Freida Pinto's dress is just stunning, but it's very simple. I just like the mix of colors and glitz!

    A Southern Drawl

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  7. Loved Eva and Freida's dresses:)

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  8. I love your fashion roundups! The gowns at Cannes usually have a good deal of dramatic flair but you're right that this grouping is somewhat lacking. I think Diane Kruger looks amazing but then she rarely gets it wrong.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  9. I loved Diane Kruger's too! So romantic:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  10. Eva Herzigova and Diane Kruger's dresses are my fav! I think these gowns are so much better than the ones from the Met Gala gowns! Can't wait for part two :)

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  11. They look awesome!
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  12. Amazing and beautiful !!
    Eva Herzigova - wow
    kisses Margaretka, Poland

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  13. Love all these dresses! I wish I had an excuse to dress up like this :)

    xoxo,
    Paris

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  14. u are right , these are not really stunners :)

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  15. Oh wow - some gorgeous dresses! Diane Kruger and Eva Longoria look amazing!

    Em
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  16. No.1 - Eva Longoria! Stunning dress, stunning lady :)

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  17. Ah Sam the ladies looked so pretty! Eva L and Eva H are my favorites, dramatic and glamorous!! Have a beautiful day my girl!!

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  18. I hear you Sam, there's not a huge amount of 'wow' factor but they all look great. I love Eva's dress too but my fave is Diane Kruger's - amazing colour!

    Emma xo
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  19. Really great idea to post about this film festival in Cannes!!!
    I live the dresses especially the first one<3
    Xx

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  20. I share the same thoughts with you on my fave, it's just so sleek and beautiful. Can't wait to see more of the looks!

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  21. I watch the opening!!!
    It was amazing!!!


    Take care :)

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  22. Thanks for the reviews! I really love Eva's dress. it is a show stopper for sure.

    xx
    Amanda
    Giveaway at MyCowlick.blogspot.com

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  23. Hi sweetie,thank you for my lovely comment you left me :) This post has been put together perfectly sweetie,i loveeee all the looks you've chosen! My favourite is the same as yours,i just think Eva looks incredible and so very radiant as you've said! Like you said nothing to show stopping but still all these ladies look stunning! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

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  24. I'm not really wowed by all of these dresses either, but I think that Diane Kruger looks phenomenal! xx

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  25. Love Swinton's dress, so elegant!

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  26. i tot fan bing bing looks rly good

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  27. Really beautiful dresses! My favorite was Diane Kruger, the dress and her were fabulous!

    xoxo

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  28. Diane Kruger and Eva Herzigova are lovely! thanks for the comment! keep in touch!:) xoxo

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  29. So so chic!! absolutely love looking at your blog each week!
    xoxo
    Shannon
    LuckyNo7

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  30. Sooooo stunning! Can't wait to see more!

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  31. Freida's dress is gorgeous. All look stunning.


    <3 Marina
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  32. I agree with you totally... maybe they're saving the best for last?!?!?

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    Dana

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  33. Hi Sam, I have to say that Diane Kruger looks stunning.... her dress is amazing... love the colour, the cut... everything :D
    XOXO

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  34. the red dress looks amazing! i would love to own a red dress :3

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  35. Eva Longoria looks amazing, so beautiful! <3

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  36. I love that train on Eva Longoria's dress. She's fantastic.

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  37. Berenice is perfect


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  38. that red one is awesome:)

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  39. The dresses look fabulous! hah, my jaw dropping moment came with Fan Bing Bing's gown. Love the long train and the oriental prints!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  40. I love Cannes fashion. Everyone always looks so stunning and elegant!

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  41. I love how glamourous + dramatic all these dresses are, especially the asymmetrical ones!

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  42. Wow Tilda Swinton always looks incredible!

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  43. i love the pastel gowns from diane kruger and freida pinto, so lovely <3 i wish i could have one of those beautiful dresses:)

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  44. great rounup! love the use of train at Cannes!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  45. Diane Kruger is stunning! Thank you for your kind words on my blog!
    Oh I'm surprised to hear that you don't see the matches, I thought world championships were screen worldwide.

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
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  46. In LOVE with the top 4 dresses :)

    -Sydney xo

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  47. I don't like this red-carpet-dresses, I never liked them! Anyway, cool post :)

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  48. I really like Jane Fonda's dress - and she looks stunning!

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  49. Everyone looks gorgeous!! Frieda and Eva are making great choices with there gowns! Have a great day darling!

    XO Marie
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