Saturday, May 25, 2013

Cannes Red Carpet 2013 - Part Three

Red Carpet Fashion
Cannes Film Festival 2013
Part Three

As our fashion tour of the Cannes 2013 Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, the red carpet has heated up with even more impressive outfits. This is Part Three of my Cannes coverage, snap the link if you missed Part One & Two. Click on the images for a larger view.

Feminine Flair
Selita Ebanks plays princess in a pastel pink tulle confection with floral embroidered bodice. Petra Nemcova was ravishing in a tea-rose Elie Saab wrap gown, garnished with shimmering beadwork. Mexican beauty Ximena Navarette displayed the perfect construction of Zac Posen in a lavender corset dress with layered mermaid skirt. Zhang Ziyi stunningly crafted in a lilac embellished Elie Saab gown.

Black Magic
 Paz Vega redeems herself by going simplistic in a black Vionnet dress with low neck. Karolina Kurkova wears a hip-hugging Roberto Cavalli dress with cut-out sides. Irina Shayk dons a sultry black Cavalli number with intrepid low neck & cut-out bodice. Bianca Balti was beautifully dressed in a black frill-tiered gown with lace sleeves by Alberta Ferretti. A blonde Kat Graham went goth princess in a lace bodice dress with fringed peplum by Marchesa.

White Wash
Erin Heatherton was celestial in a white scalloped lace-edged gown by Emilio PucciKylie Minogue was garmented in a plunge-neck Roberto Cavalli dress with decorative gold cut-outs on the waist. Eva Herzigova made a Cannes red carpet appearence in a chic white Christian Dior column gown with draped shoulder. Chanel Iman was almost bridal in a classic white gown with structured boxy shoulders and long sleeves. Marion Cotillard has elegance down to a fine art, she wears a timeless white long-sleeved dress with side frill by Dior. 

Cordon Bleu
Jessica Chastain was striking in a cobalt blue jewel encrusted Givenchy gown which enhanced her hourglass figure. Czech beauty Petra Nemcova picked out a fetching navy blue embellished Elie Saab illusion dress. Milla Jovovich wore a gemstone studded bodice with midnight blue ballroom skirt by Armani Privé. Brazilian model Izabel Goulart sizzled in a curve-hugging teal blue sheer embroidered gown by Elie SaabAraya A Hargate was fully fringed in an indigo blue halter dress by Salvatore Ferragamo.

Ivory Evenings

Turkish actress Saadet Askoy was romantically dressed in a taupe lace adorned long-sleeved gown by ValentinoNicole Kidman is an image of grace in an ivory lace embroidered Valentino gown with high-neck & full skirt. Milla Jovovich displayed her feminine side in a cream Valentino frock, decked with floral embellishments & a frilly tiered skirt. 

Aishwarya Rai turned to a more traditional look, wearing an ornate gold sari with mandarin collared blouse by Tarun Tahiliani. Alessandra Ambrosio glossed up in a fully sequined slinky gunmetal grey Roberto Cavalli gown. British singer Ellie Goulding sparkled in a silver Patricia Bonaldi dress with sheer embellished overlay. Olivia Palermo donned a shimmering liquid gold Cavalli gown with an embellished blazer and fringed clutch. 


Olga Stepanenko channels the black & white trend in a striped strapless ballgown by Oscar de la Renta. Anna Dello Russo brought her eccentric style to Cannes in a white cropped tank top & flamenco frilled skirt with daring slit by Balenciaga. Ulyana Sergeenko looked stately in one of her own designs with scooped out neck & contrast print puff sleeves & train. Zhang Ziyi posed in a zebra print peplum dress with black tulle overlay by Giambattista Valli. Nicole Kidman changed paces in a white sequined dress with ruffled hemline & red heels by Chanel. 

Leading the Trail
Zhang Yuqi impresses yet again in form-fitting gown with long fishtail train by Roberto Cavalli. Alessandra Ambrosio went Grecian in a stunning ivory gown with chiffon trail by Zuhair Murad. Olivia Palermo took a walk on the wild side in a coquettish one-strap leopard print frock with side split by none other than Roberto Cavalli. Liu Wen was enchanting in her choice of a polished cream v-neck Roberto Cavalli gown with trailing skirt.

Berry Haute
Jessica Hart was remarkably sophisticated in a contoured raspberry ribbed column gown. Stacy Keibler stood out in an aubergine impeccably tailored Zac Posen gown with bow-decked corset and fishtail skirt. Irina Shayk was a vision in cerise pink, wearing a decadently beaded gown by Elie Saab. Stylist Louise Roe wore an eye-catching grape and cranberry red baroque printed gown by Randa Salamoun. Lily Donaldson picked an attractive cherry red Asian inspired gown by Emilio Pucci. Jessica Chastain exuded refinement in a redcurrant Saint Laurent gown with cut-out bodice and tie-up asymmetrical shoulder.

Leg Room
Isabeli Fontana showed off her incredible figure in a sexy black gown with lace insert neckline and cut-out sides. Heidi Klum was alluring in a white crystal studded one-shouldered Versace corset dress with thigh-high split. Joan Smalls was uniquely styled in a long-sleeved flower patterned sequin dress with sheer white skirt and floral adorned hemline, which is by GivenchyIzabel Goulart put her best foot forward in a black strapless Emilio Pucci dress with Angelina-inspired slit. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley displayed effortless elegance in a simple short white Christian Dior dress with rounded high-low hemline.

Closing Ceremony
Uma Thurman wore a molten silver strapless Atelier Versace gown with paneled bodice & flowing skirt. French beauty Sylvie Tellier twinkled in a glorious emerald green long-sleeved Andrew Gn gown. Nicole Kidman was regal in a white Armani Privé dress with Swarovski studded bodice & structured V-neck. Audrey Tautou lent her charm to the festival in a cardinal red ballgown with carnation pink criss-cross waistband & straps. Zhang Ziyi used her final Cannes 2013 appearance to her best advantage, gorgeous in a lace beaded Elie Saab gown.

Who impressed you the most in this final edition of the the Cannes Red Carpet?


Kim Alston said...

I really liked Selita Ebanks and Marion Cotillard. Gorgeous looks!

Pamela RG said...

Marion Cotillard and Nicole Kidnamn are naturally elegant and beautiful. But I find Rosie Huntington Whiteley effortless style so refreshing. Happy Weekend Sam.

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

I'm not sure on this one, I think I love Anna dello Russo best... I feel like the red carpet is less interesting now than at the beginning, don't you ?

Olivia said...

Hmm the last section... I like the floral dress but as a short dress.
Hugs & Kisses,

Christina Chen said...

Oh my goodness, all these dresses are so amazing!! I feel like I haven't been able to wear a dress that fancy since... oh gosh, prom?? One of the perks of being a celebrity i guess! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

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Meghana Nanda said...

wow.i love milla jovovich.......and all othrr beauties too.....

Kacie Cone said...

I love love love Olga Stepanenko's striped gown, I'd so wear that if I had anywhere to wear it too!

xx Macie said...

Milla is looking killer as usual.

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Alicia Hadjialexandrou said...

I love the white selection! STUNNING! xxx

Linda Greaves said...

The Leading the Trail dresses are all such stunners! I love the long length and chic femininity about them <3
Also, thanks so much for your encouraging words Sam. I love your comments :)
Oh, and as for Senior pictures, they're just a tradition in the US that high school Seniors get extra nice photos done their last year. I know a lot of kids that spend 100's of dollars just to get fancy photographers to get cool photos of them.

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Paola Lauretano said...

The red carpet looks are so interesting..... I think that the cordon blue selection is the most original!!!!!
Have a great saturday my dear Sam!

Bex Doctor said...

OMG! You're making it difficult for me to choose from these amazing dresses but I must say, the led room really is eye catching!!!
Great post as always!

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Adrielle said...

I like all the dresses from Feminine Flair.
Have a nice weekend!

Dominika said...

I checked out all three posts and seriously, it's hard to choose my favourite outfits, there were so many incredible ones! As for your questions, I graduated from high school a month ago tomorrow, sat all of my final exams and now I have 4 months of summer holidays... I think I have too much time on my hands now, haha! How about you? I missed you so much, honey :)

Chezka said...

Usually I would go for the prints and colors, but Iˊm so into white now so yes to white red carpet fashion! Haha :)

- Che

Issa Tchieu said...

Cordon Bleu! and Liu Wen's body is just unbelievably HOT!

Denisa said...

Some of the dresses are amazing. Have a great weekend.

Coline Chavaroche said...

I always like your selection about cannes!

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Carmen said...

Wow, AdR´s skirt is amazing!

La borsa di Mary Poppins said...

wow beautiful!!:)

Afina blog said...

Hi I love feminine flair style)

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! Going to miss your roundup of the Cannes looks! I agree with you, this third part is the most gorgeous of all, should be featured also the Cara's look, though is in the first part!:) Btw, all the ladies impressed me in some way and there are many fav so is better told you the ones I dislike: Anna Dello Russo was too eccentric in my opinion a not suitable outfit for Red Carpet (though I always like to see her style) and Olivia Palermo (whom her style simply adore) with the first shimmering Cavally gown: too bad for her in my opinion it didnt stand up her gentle silhouette, while is perfect with the second leopard print Cavalli gown:) Happy weekend my dear, big hugs!! xo

shine star said...

I love Ellie's look ;)
Nice post!

Kati said...

Milla Jovovich wins this round - big time!

Hope you have a fantastic day,

Pip said...

Hi Sam! I love Kat Graham's Marchesa dress! It is stunning! I hope you have a lovely weekend girl, and stop back and visit me Monday or Tuesday for a new post! xx Pip

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Mina Masotina said...

Lovely styles! :) Mina,

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Jessica Chastains dress is definitely my favorite. I love purple!



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Anonymous said...

omg! i love them all! such a great list, i can't decide which outfit is the best

Patricia G. said...

I love Milla and her Valentino!!!

ChatterBlossom said...

I loved both of Petras! Wow!

LoveT. said...

Beautiful Post :) ,great Work!
The Feminine Flair Dresses are my Favorite <3

Happy Saturday ,kisses :)

Nee said...

hi Sam! thank you for stopping by today:) hope you're enjoying the weekend!
ahh... they're all so beautiful. i'm so in love with elie saab & cavalli dresses - so stunning! Irinia Shayk and Alessandra Ambrossio always look super pretty <3 my favorite dress is the one Alessandra's wearing by Zuhair Murad. lots of love <33

Mahnoor Malik said...

Awesome dresses :)


Ann said...

I just love looking at this fabulous collection of gorgeous women and their equally fabulous Cannes outfits.
Thanks for this post.

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Nice pics! Have a wonderful weekend:)

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love the feminine flair ones!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Αll ladies are looking great in this round. I have to say Milla is looking fabulous.
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blackberryfashion said...

I must say that Alessandra Ambrosio looks gorgeous in this dress! :)

Ileana said...

Love them all! Olivia palermo looks great :D

Dressed with soul said...

And here the winner for me is Oliva <3 But the other robes are great, too!

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Lauren said...

Leading the trail gowns are the best~they have the ultimate glamour and chicness!!

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Lucie Srbová said...

Wow, there are so many gorgeous dresses!!! cant choose my favorite. :)

Eva M. said...

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fashion cadet said...

I love the monochrome dresses, very elegant

Coco said...

Hello Sam! The first set is my princess-like dream. The sixth is very romantic and sophisticated. I wouldn't save one look from the 4th and 5th set. I love your celebrity styled recaps!
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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

OMG what an amazing parade of the most gorgeous dresses on the planet!!!! Anybody would have a hard time choosing which one is the best!!!


BELULOVE said...

all wonderful sooo difficult to choose!!! kisses

ChicStreetChoc Eriel said...

Fab Fab post!!!great pics!
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Jessica said...

That striped Oscar de la Renta dress has been one of my favorite gowns since it hit the runway. I love it and wish I owned it and had an occasion to wear it.


nicoleta buru said...

So beautiful selection. Thank you for your so kind comments, dear.

Have a Great Weekend,


Stephanie / Cocochic said...

Jessica Chastain looked absolutely insane! She always kills it.

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Josie said...

I love what Selita Ebanks and Rosie HW's outfits! And Jessica Chastain too, I read that she wore purple spanx to match her dress haha xxx

The white cabbage said...


nice to see .... I would just say I'm getting bored by Anna dello Russo eccentric outfit !

Have a great Sunday


Meera said...

These outfits are all beautiful! I absolutely adore the red-carpet looks. I particularly like the white washed dresses.

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Stylish By Nature said...

Lovely gowns !! Jessica looks so good :)


Imogen said...

Jessica Chastain really stands out to me. So beautiful and I love the colour.

Kanika Karvinkop said...

lovely post. love the whites:) Do check out my new posts,
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modelovers said...

Love them all! Gorgeous inspiration!

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Vanessa and Jana said...

Absolutely love this! Please let us go to Cannes someday! :*
All the best from rainy Berlin,

Jana & Vanessa

Monika. said...

some of the dresses are truly amazing, love them! I wish someone could design dress like this for me lol!

Jessica said...

Hi Sam! Love them all, really amazing dresses! but my fav is "Feminine Flair" and "Leading the Trail" and Bianca Balti look amazing :)
Have a nice day hon!

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Sisters In Style said...

Hy Dear:) I love your posts, they are absolutely amazing! 'Feminine Flair' is my favorite:)

Dascha Boonstra said...

So nice :D


Paola Lauretano said...

Have a relaxed sunday Sam!!!!!
Kisses darling!

Tie Bow-tie said...

Sam, thank you for amazing selection!

The Chic Sheet said...

Anna D looks flawless!!!


Elisabeth said...

Once again, the Elie Saab dresses are my absolute favorites! They're just dreamy!
Thanks Sam for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate your kind words!
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Alexandra Zakharova said...

Hi Sam, hope u are doing fine:) i dont know why, but this time I love those white dresses most of all. They are all divine! I'm always impressed by those talanted people who manages to create such beauty. Nice pictures, well done post!
Have a good time:)

Best wishes, Alexandra

Emilie Frøyland said...

Ah, these dresses are amazing. The blue Elie Saab one is beyond perfection.

Johnny said...

i love the first dresses<333

Bodil Huisman said...

Chanel Iman and Alessandra Ambrosio look stunning. I think everyone looks great, love the fact that they all look so feminine :)


Diva Desle said...

Wow so difficult to pick my favourites! I love Corden Bleur and Leading the tail the most. These dresses are amazing! Have a great week ahead lovely. Xxx

Mindy Fan said...

I really love all the dresses, but I have to say the first pic contained all my favs. These dresses remind me of prom dresses haha!

S said...

This part is my fav!
So many gorgeous dressee, I really can't pick some favs!
Great post sweetie!

Hanna & Christel said...

We really love all the dresses!


Mia said...

What a lovely mix of dresses :)

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ELISA said...

U know what, this time I don't like Olivia Palermo's look

Vale ♥ said...

So many gorgeous dresses ! It seems so many were from Roberto Cavalli, right ? Kisses

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Natasha Gregson said...

Oh, such beautiful dresses, I love your roundup :) I have to say Ellie Goulding looked stunning!!


kim bim said...

Wow, wowwwwwwwww, so difficult to pick but i would go for the black magic.
They all look flawless...

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Can't get enough of glamour and elegance!!
I love all the look and can't really pick a favourite.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and wish you a lovely start of the week.
Big hug love!

Sonia De Macedo said...

Nothing really blew me away unfortunately though I do like OP leopard gown


Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Oooh these are all gorgeous Sam, fab round up! I think my faves are Feminine Flair and White Wash - especially Selita Ebanks (she's from where I used to live in the Carib!) and Kylie - divine style, love it all.

Have a fab week!

Megan, said...

cannes is always flawless
Xo, Megan,

Bree TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Love all the black magic looks, soo stunning!

borka gamero said...

Adorable ladies and dresses! wow!
Kisses from Miami,

Chris Ed said...

Hi Sam, I am happy to see part 3:) My favoutire looks are by Irina Shayk and Mila (the second outfit)! have a nice week, kisses chris

Joyce said...

Soooo pretty! I love Zhang Ziyi's dress and Stacy Keibler's dress the best. The bow detail is so cute. I've always wanted a dress with a big bow detail.

Shop Style Conquer said...

such a great post! theres always such beautiful outfits at cannes

-Tara x


Antee Gurung said...

Wow I love them all......definitely love all the beautiful gowns...hard to choose!
Love the way u put up the collage....

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trishie said...

Love that lilac gown on Zhang Ziyi.

Beauty Follower said...

Zhang Ziyi & Audrey Tautou look so lovely.
Eva Herzigova's, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley & Cotillard's dresses are so minimalistic elegant!

Johlet said...

Amazing outfits!
Nicole Kidman sure was a hit in each outfit she wore!

Zahra Sandberg said...

My two favorites are sort of opposite of eachother, which may be the two sides of myself - the black irina shayk and the white marion cotillard are just stunning!


Anonymous said...

I love Zhang Ziyi! :) she's adorable. i liked her gown.

vivian said...

hi there! I just discovered your blog, and your posts are incredible! Thanks for such awesome compilations of the Cannes red carpet looks, I love seeing them organized together like this :) following you now on GFC!
my favorites are Ximena Navarette's Zac Posen, Milla Jovovich's Armani Privé, Liu Wen's Roberto Cavalli, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Christian Dior and Nicole Kidman's Armani Privé.
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Tamara Chloé said...

Sam you are such an amazing writer!
I loved this post and I can't choose which dress I like best!
I love most of them!

wow wow wow!

Thanx so much for this amazing detailed post!

kisses xoxo

Afina blog said...

love this leg room!!!!