Saturday Style – Cannes full length and fabulous

Are you still loving all the looks that are emerging from this years Cannes Film Festival? Do you have your own personal favourite look yet? Maybe it’s Diane Kruger wafting around in mint green Giambattista Valli, or Lana Del Rey looking gothic and glamorous. Did you adore Cheryl Cole sporting patriotic red and white, or is Fan Bing Bing your favourite yet again.

The thing about Cannes is that the beautiful a-listers really pull out all the stops and wear the most wonderful of gowns that showcase both their personal style and the best in current design.

And some of the stars that have literally made me gasp this Cannes season are here in all their glory for you to enjoy.

 Diane Kruger is always a goddess at Cannes, setting the bar so high with her sartorial choices. This year has been no exception. She was breathtaking in a pale mint gown by Giambattista Valli that had a long chiffon style train.

 She then chained style completely with a glittering strapless column gown by Vivienne Westwood. This was typical Vivienne, with the draped bustline, but I loved Diane’s change of direction, from Grecian elegance to disco styling.


 Fan Bing Bing is a lady who I know very little about, except that she has one of the most amazing wardrobes every to appear on a red carpet. I am consistently wowed by her choices, whether they be Western designers like Elie Saab, who jade green sequined gown she just dazzled in, or when she opts for more traditional, oriental inspired fare, like the Ming vase inspired dress.

 Nicole Kidman has worn what could be the perfect Cannes evening gown when she chose to wear a russet red, floaty dress by Lanvin. I think this is perfect because it is chiffon so very floaty in the cool evening breeze, and yet super sexy, with an exposed back, and Angelina style front split. Nicole often makes unusual style choices that are not always successful, but I think this dress is a total triumph. 

Cheryl Cole, at Cannes in her role as ambassador for L’Oreal, was flying the flag as a British Style Icon in a spectacular feathered evening gown by Stephane Rolland. The red and white dress was a true showstopper, and although I personally have some reservations about this dress (am I the only one who would’ve liked it to end before the red feathers?) No one can deny the impact was truly stunning and she looked absolutely beautiful in it.

 Jessica Chastain has worn a range of stunning dresses during Cannes 2012 . I loved her red hair against the brushed gold/bronze of the glittering Gucci dress that made her look like a true superstar. I think this sort of colour way is so much more flattering than the very pale shades and nudes she sometimes opts for.

Kim Kardashian chose my favourite mustard shade for her dress from the AmFar gala. I loved the belted waistline on this dress, which seemed to accentuate Kim’s amazing body without making her look trampy in any way. Definitely one of my favourite dresses.

Model Doutzen Krous also shined at the AmFar gala, wearing an art deco style column dress that was simple and elegant. I love that she kept her hair simple with a loose bun, and of course this art deco, Chrysler building of a dress required no jewellery as further adornment.

Fellow model (and poss current squeeze of Sean Penn) also looked beautiful at the AMfAR gala in a red dress with chiffon floral adornment. I think her red dress was from Marchesa, but it also reminded me of the red Ben De Lisi gown that Kate Winslet wore to the oscars a few years ago.

Petra Nemcova Hair

 Finally, I’m going to finish with Lana Del Rey. The lady of the moment looked beautiful in a black strapless gown with a gorgeous tiered tulle skirt.