Cannes – Final Fashion moments.

The Cannes film festival is at an end, and this year has been more starry than ever. Brad and Angelina, best actress winner Kirsten Dunst, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp, Uma Thurman, Gwen Stefani..the list has been a-list all the way. And the clothes have been amazing – some amazingly bad if truth be told. Here is the final Cannes fashion round-up.

Kirsten Dunst looked wonderful in a mustard yellow dress by Chloe whilst promoting her film ‘Melancholia’, for which she was awarded the Palme D’or. This look was worthy of an award itself, for its total freshness and sunshine quality. I was less impressed with the Rodarte gown worn on the red carpet. The fit was amazing, but it just sort of resembled a 70s lampshade. Her grooming though, was immaculate.

Milla Jovovich looked like she was channelling the spirit of Garbo and Hepburn in this 1930s looking dress by  Prada.Retro bangs completed one of my favourite looks this season. She continued the retro vibe in slinky Versace at the AMFAR benefit.

Socialite Tamara Beckwith failed to impress in the sort of dress that usually turns up in ‘Come Dancing’. Cut to the naval and really cheap looking,with a sloppy ponytail – this said ‘fail’ on all counts.

Naomi Campbell had some varied fashion moments at Cannes this year. But she looked truly beautiful in this burgundy tiered dress by Azzedine Alaia which looked beautifully elegant. Less successful was the Country and Western inspired Givenchy dress which is just missing the Stetson.

Pregnant women desperate for sex puts on some saucy undies, maybe to induce labour. That is the only description I could give to Charlotte Gainsbourgs outfit. Brave, but ultimately uncomfortable viewing – and I’ve had a child!

Classic black dresses can are a red carpet staple, and I loved the one worn by Clemence Poesy from Chanel, and was also surprised by a groomed and glamorous Mischa Barton, frankly looking better than she has looked for a long time.

There was a tale of two rock queens. Gwen Stefani looked groomed and gorgeous in one of her own LAMB designs, whilst Courtney Love looked a half undressed, dishevelled mess on the red carpet.

I loved Uma Thurman in dove grey Chanel with romantic  roses around the neckline, but I wish she hadn’t worn the flat sandals – I think they jarred with such an exquisite dress.

Was Dasha Zhukova wearing Princess Beatrice’s hat by any chance?

Love the ethereal princess feel of Zhang Ziyi in this beautiful gown at the Elle and Dior party.Top marks to in posing on a colour coordinating staircase.

But am totally surprised by the normally sartorially wonderful Claudia Schiffer looking so cheap in dodgy Dolce and Gabbana. Leave this look to Rihanna, Claudia.

Cannes fashion – Whose style radar was switched on?

The Cannes film festival is one of the most glittering, stylish events on the film or fashion calendar. Filled to the brim with A-List film stars, wannabe starlets and some of the Worlds most beautiful people, this is an event that brings out the best in star style. Here are some of my favourite looks from this year’s festival.

1. Sarah Jessica Parker in Dolce and Gabbana. This white lace collection has been one of the stars of the Spring/Summer season, and in the glorious surroundings of the French Riveria, it looks cool and fresh. Love the styling of this with acres of necklaces.

2. Diane Kruger. One person  whose wardrobe I would love to raid. She looks simply stunning when off duty, and when she is on the red carpet. Love the animal print shoes, and that stunning Calvin Klein dress worn to the Sleeping Beauty premiere with the drama of a slash of red across the lips.

3. Tilda Swinton. I have not always been a fan of Tilda’s dramatic and distinctive style, but lately I have become a fan. She looked amazing in two outfits this week. Her Haider Ackerman midnight blue dress looked stunning on her tall, lean frame, whilst she looked effortlessly chic in Roger Vivier heels at the We Need to Talk About Kevin photocall.

4.  Angelina Jolie gave a lesson in daytime dressing in nude shades and Salvatore Ferragamo at the Kung Fu Panda photocall. This looked chic, without trying too hard.
4. Ines De La Fressange.  The legendary 1980s Chanel model showed why she should all  purchase her book on French style by teaming her beautiful black gown with flat sandals.  This is a look that will be copied all over the summer as we team our maxis with thong sandals for hot summer evenings.
5. Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek. Trust Uma to bring vintage style film star glamour to Cannes. I love this dress with its feathered hemline. So beautiful, especially with the flash  of turquoise in the ears. Salma also adds her infinite style in strapless Gucci.
6.Fan Bing Bing. One of my favourite  dresses from this year. I love this beautiful bird print dress by Bo Kewen from the opening ceremony. Absolutely flawless.
7.  Cheryl Cole. Wow! Not always her greatest fan, but think she looks seriously sexy in this Stephane Rolland dress. This is a really great look for Cheryl that shows off her amazing figure to perfection. I also love her hair in this neat style, so much better than the Malibu Barbie mess she sported at US X Factor show.
8. Jane Fonda. I need to say this slowly – this women is 73. Living legend Jane shows that true style is ageless in this dress by Emilio Pucci. She could certainly teach some of the younger stars a thing or two about how to dress!
8.Rachel McAdams. I love this elegant tailored dress by French designer Maxime Simeons. This is another example of a perfect daytime look for Cannes. Great nude shoes too for maximum leg lengthening.
9. Karolina Kurkova in Armani Prive. Stunning midnight blue dress that had a retro 1950s Cannes film festival feel. A glorious nod to the past by Ms K.
10. Emily Browning and Alexa Chung. Both adherents of the less is more school of dressing. I loved Emily’s vintage looking Valentino dress, whilst Alexa just kept it simple and looked a dream.