Cannes – Best looks from 2017

Cannes is always the most glamorous and elegant of all the film festivals, I would go as far as to say it is the most fabulous event on the fashion calendar, it is certainly my favourite. This year was a vintage Cannes for style watchers, with appearances by judge and style icon Nicole Kidman, Diane Kruger, Elizabeth Olsen and Lily Collins. In addition, there was an appearance by style maverick Tilda Swinton (who basically slayed in a series of classic looks) and a whole raft of supermodels, including Sara Sampio, Bella Hadid (another lady having a knockout Cannes), Kendall Jenner and veteran Amber Valleta.

The dresses ranged from the slinky to fairytale, and the daytime looks were not to be sniffed at either, with Emily Ratajkowski showing that a little black dress can never go wrong. I also totally fell in love with Lily Collins daytime ensemble which combined a fitted skirt with a striped, one sleeved top. And, shades of green had a moment, with Nicole Kidman in a dress that called to mind a beautiful peacock, and Tilda Swinton in a 1940s style two piece suit that screamed sophistication.

Did you have a favourite outfit from this year’s Cannes? Who’s style caught your eye?

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Amber Valleta

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Tilda Swinton

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Nicole Kidman

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Nicole Kidman

Diane Kruger

Aishwarya Rai

Tilda Swinton

Lily Collins

Bella Hadid

Eva Longoria

 

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Julianne Moore

Bella Hadid

Kendall Jenner

Elizabeth Olsen

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AmFar Gala at the Cannes Film Festival

Even amongst the glitz and glitter of the Cannes Film festival, the AmFar gala is very special, the most glamorous occasion of them all. The annual gala that is held by the Foundation for Aids Research has become a part of the Cannes Calendar, and, for fans of gorgeous frocks being worn by the cream of Hollywood and the world’s top models, this is total candy for the eyes.

This year all eyes were on Katy Perry. Now, I am not a fan of Katy’s style in general, can never understand how a woman so pretty can get it so wrong on so many occasions. But in a dramatic red gown from Marchesa, she looked like a Spanish dream. Yes it was a little flamenco, but the fabric and cut were stunning on Katy, and with flawless hair and make-up I was totally swept away by the sheer beauty of the whole look.

In other fashion news, there seemed to be a mass tribute for Angelina’s leg, with Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Heidi Klum all showing off one perfect pin. For me, this was one of Heidi’s best looks in ages, the lemon shade was beautiful, and as for those jewels (Harry Winston I believe), who couldn’t be blown away with the whole ensemble.

Other favourites included Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who is fast becoming one of the best dressed ladies on the carpet. Yes, she has hit the genetic jackpot, but her choices are stylish and elegant and allow her to stand out on any red carpet. I’m also loving Kirsten Dunst, who seems to be morphing more and more into an iconic 40s film star. I love her blonde waves, exquisite suit, and those glorious shoes.

Who’s style do you admire from the AmFar Gala? Do you have a favourite frock – is it someone I’ve missed out?

Katy Perry

amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, Cannes, France - 19 May 2016

Jourdan Dunn

amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, Cannes, France - 19 May 2016

Heidi Klum

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Karlie Kloss

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Uma Thurman

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Lily Donaldson

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Jessica Hart

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Mischa Barton

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (5689677bv) Mischa Barton amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Cocktail Reception, Cannes, France - 19 May 2016

Bella Hadid

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5689674ge) Bella Hadid amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, Cannes, France - 19 May 2016

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5689674fe) Rosie Huntington-Whiteley amfAR's 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Arrivals, Cannes, France - 19 May 2016

Cannes 2016 – Fave looks so far

Oh the glamour! The Cannes film festival has to be the most glorious confection of fashion that you will see anywhere. As someone who is a total glutton for fashion that is full of elegance and beauty, Cannes always ticks all the boxes. Quite simply put, Cannes if the film festival where movie stars are MOVIE STARS, in the retro, vintage, old Hollywood sense of the word. Add in stunning models and singers, and more yachts than you can shake a stick at, and the 69th annual Cannes film Festival has glitz and sparkle in abundance.

This year Blake Lively is a strong contender for Queen of Cannes, wearing a series of looks that are both versatile and striking. She has strong competition from the ever beautiful Naomi Watts and Anna Kendrick, who never seem to get it wrong. Other Cannes ever presents include Eva Longoria and Cheryl Cole, who are there representing L’Oreal, and Kirsten Dunst, another lady with a strong fashion tradition at Cannes, and a previous best actress winner.

My favourite looks so far include the retro look worn by Anna Kendrick for the daytime Trolls photocall, the unusual gown covered in a spoon (yes that does say spoon – as in cutlery) print worn by the flawless Kirsten Dunst, and Blake Lively in a very floaty Vivienne Westwood gown. I also love the final gown in this parade, the sequined glamorous number worn by Julianne Moore, very grown up and elegant.

What is your favourite gown so far?

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Eva Longoria

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Cheryl Cole

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Blake Lively in Vivienne Westwood

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Kirsten Dunst attends the Jury Photocall during the 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682110m) Anna Kendrick 'Trolls' photocall, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Anna Kendrick at the ‘Trolls’ photocall

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (5682156l) Bella Hadid 'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Bella Hadid at ‘Cafe Society’ premiere and opening ceremony

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Kirsten Dunst arrives at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Martinez on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images for Chopard)

Kirsten Dunst arrives at the Chopard Trophy Ceremony

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Us actress Julia Roberts attends the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Julia Roberts attends the “Money Monster” premiere

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682983al) Jessica Chastain 'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

Jessica Chastain at the ‘Money Monster’ premiere

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682983at) George Clooney and Amal Clooney 'Money Monster' premiere, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 12 May 2016

George Clooney and Amal Clooney at the ‘Money Monster’ premiere

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (5682156ag) Anna Kendrick 'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Anna Kendrick at the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Naomi Watts arrives at the Opening Gala Dinner during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)

Naomi Watts arrives at the Opening Gala Dinner

Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5682155cm) Jessica Chastain 'Cafe Society' premiere and opening ceremony, 69th Cannes Film Festival, France - 11 May 2016

Jessica Chastain at the ‘Cafe Society’ premiere

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 12: Julianne Moore attends the Chopard Trophy Ceremony during The 69th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Julianne Moore attends the Chopard Trophy Ceremony