Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cannes Red Carpet 2013 - Part One

Red Carpet Fashion
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Part One

The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival kicked off to a stylish start earlier this week, where couture gowns and international celebrities graced the French Rivera with great aplomb. This is Part One of my Cannes Red Carpet Coverage. Click on the image for a larger view.

True Colours
'The Great Gatsby's' Isla Fisher was ravishing in a crimson red Oscar de la Renta gown featuring a layered skirt with wavering frills. Zhang Yuki stood out in an avocado green Ulyana Sergeenko gown with plunge neck bodice. Freida Pinto was vibrant in a cerise pink halter-neck dress by Gucci, featuring an embellished belt. French actress Vahina Giocante picked out a cobalt blue gown with sheer side panels and winged sleeves by Elie Saab.

Star Dust
Paz Vega sizzled in a sexy sheer tulle beaded gown with nude body suit by Roberto Cavalli. Naomie Harris glittered in a silver bugle-beaded Calvin Klein column gown. Ahna O' Reilly was elegant in a fully beaded ivory one-shouldered dress with cut-out sides by Elie SaabFreida Pinto showed off a high-slit in this silvery beaded dress by Sanchita.

In The Dark
Cara Delevingne represented Burberry in an alluring black gown with see-through lace long-sleeves. Zhang Ziyi was painted in black and silver, wearing a capacious strapless gown by Carolina Herrera. 'Les Mis' actress Samantha Barks was simply demure in a modest black long-sleeved Christian Dior dress with full skirt. 

Scene Stealers

Sonam Kapoor stunned in a custom-made gown by Dolce & Gabbana, featuring a voluminous pink flower printed ballroom skirt. Nicole Kidman went for a tea-length dress with neon floral embroidery by Christian Dior, adding coral pumps to her outfit. Bérénice Bejo made an impact in a frothy white frilled gown, with tailored navy blazer by Alexis Mabille Couture.

A Sweep of Blush
Upcoming actress Claire Julien looked beautiful in a blush toned Emilio Pucci gown with elaborately ruffled train. Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes wore a pastel pink Atelier Versace dress with shimmering sequined cut-out bodice. Carey Mulligan kept things classic in a frosted Christian Dior Couture gown with low V-neck and full skirt. 

Fan Fiction
Fan BingBing brings her own blend of glamour to Cannes, pictured left in a delicate lemon chiffon Elie Saab gown with embroidered three-quarter top. She then picked out a powder blue satin dress with mermaid skirt and off-the shoulder plunge-neckline by Ulyana Sergeenko. Fan attended the opening ceremony in a rose pink strapless duchess satin gown by Louis Vuitton.

Gold Thread
Solange Knowles stepped out in a sandy Stephane Rolland Couture dress, with slitted long-sleeves and fringed detailing on the swishy skirt. Eva Longoria was attractive in a matt gold embroidered long-sleeved gown by Zuhair Murad. Bollywood beauty Sonam Kapoor displayed a more traditional look in a white Anamika Khanna lace sari with opulent gold beadwork.

Black on White
Emma Watson was sophisticated in a minimalist Chanel Couture dress with black bustier bodice and white fitted skirt. Liya Kebede wore a dainty diaphanous white Alberta Ferretti ensemble with sheer top and textured layer skirt. Belarusian model Olga Sorokina emphasized her chic white dress with oversized black ruffled shoulders. French actress Sara Forestier kept things interesting in a white shorter-length Giambattista Valli dress featuring an asymmetrical hemline, with contrasting black velvet panel and red ankle-strap pumps.

Who impressed you the most during the first 3 days of the Cannes Film Festival?

*Part Two of my Cannes Red Carpet Coverage is to follow in the coming week.


Sakuranko said...

Fan Fiction was my favorite style this time!
Many thanks for share this fashion post!

Kashaya said...

I'm obsessed with color so I love the True colors looks.

Kacie Cone said...

Oh my gosh so many beautiful dresses, it's amazing! The way the wind is catching Solange Knowles dress just makes it all the more stunning! And I love the color of Vahina Giocante's dress, it so pops on her!

Paola Lauretano said...

Really amazing looks!!!
My favorite is the floral dress of Nicole Kidman!
Happy weekend my fashion friend!!!!

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

I'd love to be off at the Cannes film festival, this year everyone really stepped it up, love how dramatic into the dark is, so beautiful

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Danika Podhola said...

Ema Watson and Cara D. My favorites :)!!

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Mélo l'imparfaite said...

really love freida pinto

Pamela RG said...

Hi Sam, I liked the outfits of Cara Delevigne, Nicole Kidman, Fan Bingbing in Louis Vuitton and Emma Watson in minimalist Chanel. The gown of Carey Mulligan looked similar to Gwyneth's Pink Prada gown during the Oscars.

Thank you too for your lovely comments on my blog. Happy Weekend.

The Chic Sheet said...

There is way too much chicness here for me to choose. LOL


fashion-meets-art said...

wonderful - looks so nice. thanks for sharing.
love the nude coloured dresses.
happy weekend.
maren anita


Antee Gurung said...

Hey Sam how are you?

I love all the beautiful gowns from in here...pretty hard to choose!

Btw do check out y new post

Paulina Mo said...

Gorgeous dresses, they are all beautiful but my fave is the blush category, so girly and pretty!


Linda Greaves said...

The Sweep of Blush and Black & White ladies for the win! Love those stunning gowns <3

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wow so many stunning gowns!! :O (my face right now actually looks like that!)


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Cinnamon and White Chocolate said...

Silver and gold dresses are my fav, but also Cara Delvigne looked stunning, and Berenice Bejo with a blazer over a gown looked very different and interesting...Ilina

Rakhshan said...

i really like Claire Julien's Pucci gown and Eva Longoria's gold one! The D&G that Sonam Kapoor has donned is stunning, love it xx

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Hanna & Christel said...

Cara Delevingne definitely looked best!


Mira said...

Frankly there is not one single look that I don´t like. Everyone looks stunning. I love them all. Cara and Carey are my favs :D


life full of colors said...

Star dust are my favorite ones. Really nice choices.

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ELISA said...

I love Nicole Kidman dress!

Adrielle said...

So many beautiful dresses!

Lady parisienne said...

I love the dresses, my favorite is the solange knowles one!

Louise Elisabeth said...

As always you gave me a wonderful peak in the world of glamour! I think Zhang Yuki's dress is my favorite just because its so bold and different you really need a lot of guts to pull of a dress like that :D


Anonymous said...

This Style is really awesome! Isla Fisher and Doutzen kroes look amazing!!! Lots of Love, Kyra

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Josie said...

I've been really impressed so far with all the red carpet looks, Cara and Nicole Kidman are my faves xxx

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam! I was waiting this post from you from days! I think all the ladies were just perfect and too stunning with their gowns! I feel to not exclude anyone since they all are outstanding! I was mesmerizing for all the beautiful dresses, but, at least, I have a fav, the one who just blows aways everyone, at least in my opinion: Cara Delevingne! She was so impressive on the red carpet, a true diva! Great the choice of the dress, the lace, the make up, the jewelry, everything!!! Thanks for your words dear, just feel the same about u!:) Happy weekend, big hugs! xo

Beauty Follower said...

Nicole Kidman with her elegant look
and Bérénice Bejo for the modernity of her outfit!

Many many kisses from the hot Athens, girly!

sergio castaño peña said...

really love cara's dress!!!!
grat blog and purposes <3
Sergio, xx

judith said...

Preciosos vestidos!!

Stella said...

Isla Fisher always sweet and cute!

Fashion and Tea Maniac said...

Cara Delevingne was my favorite! She looked
perfect! The dress is beyond gorgeous and the make up
is perfection!
Have a lovely Saturday dear!

Le monde,mon amour. said...

Great post!! I love Cara delevigne!!


Halima - Fashionicide said...

Fab post! Looking forward to part 2.

Freida always look amazing, she can pull off quite possibly anything!



Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

I love all the gorgeous bright colors going on, as well as the simplistic black and whites. So pretty!



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Carmen said...

Wow, these are some amazing dresses! I especially like the one Sonam Kapoors wears! It´s so huge but also really lovely!!

borka gamero said...

Amazing red carpet looks!
Kisses from Miami,

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Ah the fresh air of European culture works miracles. I love Nicole Kidman. She wears an amazing dress.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Diva Desle said...

Ooh the star dust looks are my favourite!!

Denisa said...

Really so many nice outfits. That dresses are like a dream. Have a great weekend

Kim Alston said...

My favorites were Zhang and Cara. They were stunning!

Pip said...

Sam, thanks so much for your comments! I appreciate every one of them! You make my day. I love this post and I'm obsessed with Isla Fisher. She always looks great and is gorgeous. I love the dresses you chose here, and I think the only thing I don't like is blush dresses. I just feel they wash everyone out unless they are dark complexioned. I was so disappointed that Rachel Zoe dressed Anne Hathaway in a blush dress this year because she is so pale! Anyways, have a lovely weekend and talk soon! xx Pip

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Admirably Pretty said...

I love the star dust dresses a lot!

XO, Imke

Bex Doctor said...

Heavenly dresses!!! I can't choose, I love everything!!

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Instant Milk said...

Love the gold thread ones! Solange looks magical! Looks like the wind was playing in her favor too... or the fans?

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S said...

So amazing selection!!!
Love Gold Thread and Fan Fiction selections the best!
Still Cara And Nicole are my favs!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

They are all so amazingly dressed.
My favourite is Solange and Emma Watson!!!!

Cecille said...

Great selection!!
A lot of inspiration in here

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Emma Watson is just always pretty and perfect. Sometimes simple is just best!

Have the best weekend ever,

Adina N. said...

Great post! I love Nicole Kidman's dress!

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Mahnoor Malik said...

Beautiful dresses :)


Victoria West said...

Beautiful-beautiful dresses! All of them!

I was also writing about Cannes -- a Canadian actress I know, Clara Pasieka (I met her 2 months ago), is going to Cannes with her short film "Pretty Things".

Cheers and enjoy your weekend!

Xoxo, Victoria

Sandra Leiva said...

Isla Fisher, Cara Delevingne, Bérénice Bejo, Claire Julien, Eva Longoria and Liya Kebede are my faves!!!


Serena said...

There was literally not one outfit I disliked this year!
Everybody looked so classy and stunning!

Kamilla K said...

I looooove Olga Sorokina's white dress with that black ruffled top!! It's so creative and elegant!

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BERRIES said...

Beautiful dresses, love them all ♥

BELULOVE said...

CARA AND EMMA love them


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Carey Mulligan and Soran K. are my faves!
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fashion cadet said...

I love the monochrome and nude look

Miu Miu said...

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Wendy said...

Again a great post! Love the star dust :)


Deidre said...

I quite love Nicole Kidman's dress! It is so pretty.

Chai Chen said...

Love black & white and Fan Bing Bing does have her cool set of clothing :)
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Lilli said...

Thanks for dropping in dear Sam! I am in my city, Cagliari, in downtown! Wish you a very happy Sunday! Big hugs! xo

The Garage Starlets said...

They look gorgeous!

The Style Maze said...

those are really great inspirations!!! My favourite one is the outfit that Cara Delevingne was wearing ;) she just rocks!
have a great Sunday!


Ileana said...

Cara looks amazing ^^
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likerose said...

i love it :)

Mary M. said...

Wow, I love reading your posts, it's exactly my opinion, in all the cases!!! Such an amazing way of writing about fashion!

Have an amazing week,
Mary x

pureFASHIONtv said...

I love all of those beautiful dresses. Every woman looks so special in her own way - thanks for sharing! Love from Munich,


Patricia G. said...

I love Nicole and Emma Watson!

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

very very nice!!:)

Eva M. said...

I adore Doutzen Kroes

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Elegantesque said...

this is so glamourous !

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Gabriele said...

there wasn't really anyone who stood out for me, but I really liked cara delevigne, she always manages to look flawless! oh and solange knowles looked rather magical in that dress!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Difficult to choose the best one from the glitz and glamor:)

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

Carey Mulligan's look is my absolute favourite! The Dior gown is full of 'old' glamour and minimal hair and bare make-up are perfect to complete this elegant ensemble! Sam, hope is all well! Caterina

Maddie said...

Whoa those gowns are gorgeous! Impossible to choose a favorite!

Johnny said...

cara and zhang<333

Stylish By Nature said...

Stunning gowns !! Love Sonam Kapoor's the best :)


Dressed with soul said...

Really difficult question! But Cara looks sooo cool!

xx from Bavaria, Rena

LoveT. said...

Wow ,what beautiful Dresses! great Post <3


Mindy Fan said...

all those dresses are beautiful!!

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mademoiselle mode said...

Emma Watson is just perfect ^^
She is my fav ^^


Tie Bow-tie said...

Wow, there is lots of amazing dresses! I don't know who is better))))

Rebecca said...

As usual so many amazing dresses but my favorite look has to be Sonam Kappor! What a stunning dress!


Ester Durães said...

Such beautiful looks! I personally loved Carey Mulligan, there was a beautiful photo of her in the rain, so beautiful!

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kim bim said...

Omg!!! What a fabulous red carpet, they all look flawless.

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Johlet said...

Lovely outfits!!!

Anonymous said...

So many amazing dresses! I find the dresses are more classically glamourous than at other red carpet events.


Olivia said...

Wow. I love all these dresses. If I could go to prom in any of these-my life would be complete:)
Hugs & Kisses,

miss b said...

I definitely think that these dresses are some of the most glamorous we have seen for some time. Difficult to choose a favourite. I tend to be drawn to neutral shades but Eva Longoria's gown with a touch of sparkle was so elegant that I think that's my favourite.

VintageDanielle said...

I LOVE LOVE the Star Dust line, so beautiful.

Ivana said...

Cannes festival embodies the glamour to me: I love how so many women take bolder approach to the red carper, and they make more daring fashion choices than at Oscars for example. I loved following Carey Mulligan and Marion Cotillard: they both were glamorous and stylish, but also original and unique.
Love your round-up, sweetie, as always!

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Miu said...

My favourite is Cara Delevingne.

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Good selection!
Love all it!

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