Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Part 1)

French-ify the Oscars and you get Cannes…except for the fact that it’s not an awards show. You know you’ve made it when you walk this red carpet, so let’s check out what the A-listers are wearing, shall we?

PhotobucketSalma Hayek in Gucci Premiere

She looks great but this color dates her a bit. Would be fab on Jane Fonda!

PhotobucketNatasha Poly in Gucci


PhotobucketNaomi Watts in Marchesa

I’m not one to love a nude gown but there’s something about the detailing in this one, paired with that clutch, that I’m drawn to. However, the face is too colorless…this look is BEGGING for a red lip!

PhotobucketMarion Cotillard in Christian Dior

This confuses me. She seems to be going for a retro look, with the belt “trying to make it modern” but it’s totally dressing down the whole thing and kind of ruining it. And I hate the hair.

PhotobucketLana Del Rey in Alberta Ferretti

I don’t understand her and I never will. Oh the dress? Pretty but forgettable.

PhotobucketJessica Chastain in Calvin Klein Collection

This was for a party and not the red carpet so the casual look works here but that clutch is all wrong.

PhotobucketJada Pinkett Smith in Atelier Versace

It’s like Donatella designed this for herself and just handed it off to Jada. Take that as a compliment or an insult…you be the judge.

PhotobucketFreida Pinto in Atelier Versace

THIS is your color Freida.

PhotobucketFan Bingbing in Christopher Bu

I’d probably hate this on anyone else but it’s her and it works. Doesn’t hurt that the fit is perfect.

PhotobucketEva Longoria in Marchesa

She looks gorgeous and some photos I saw of her going up the stairs with that train is just stunning. She’s very petite so having so much material could swallow her, but placing all ruffle from the knees down was a smart move. No complaints here!

PhotobucketDiane Kruger in Giambattista Valli

KILLING IT. Loving all her Cannes looks…especially this one.

It’s only half way through Cannes so be checking back for more red carpet fashion from this year’s film festival.

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2 comments on “Red Carpet Fashion: 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Part 1)

  1. Lovely, insightful comments! The dresses this year are stunning to say the least! Marion Cotillard wins hands down for me (sorry I have to disagree about the belt; it gives a classical look a stunning contemporary twist – will definitely be copying the belt-tight-couture look)… 🙂

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