That’s a wrap! After a 12-day red carpet extravaganza, the Cannes Film Festival has come to an end for another year. Of course, it’s not really over until we’ve pored over all the celebrity style snaps and narrowed them down to our 5 favourite looks of the festival.
Dior ruled the red carpet for us with two of our favourite looks: Nicole Kidman in an unexpectedly whimsical embellished frock and Marion Cotillard in a beautifully draped white gown. Carey Mulligan also made the cut in a chic black and white column dress by Vionnet, as did model Liu Wen, who brought a pop of colour to the red carpet with a navy Roberto Cavalli gown. Rounding out our 5 best dressed was Jessica Chastain in violet Givenchy, a look we couldn’t resist blogging about earlier in the festival and that took top honours in our books.
Who were your best dressed at this year’s Cannes Film Festival?
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With the film’s release date finally drawing near, Gatsby fever is about to hit the fashion industry. Kicking it all off? Carey Mulligan‘s feature in Vogue‘s May 2013 issue. The film’s female lead graces the magazine’s cover and a 6-page editorial inside, all decked out in gorgeous Gatsby-inspired garb. The images are stunning to say the least.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot here. And start counting down the days until The Great Gatsby‘s May 10 release date with us. We simply cannot wait.
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Last night, The Met’s Costume Institute Gala saw movie stars, musicians, designers and models walk the most fashionable red carpet of the year. Though I missed the first ever livestreaming of the arrivals, I’ve gotten all caught up on who wore what via the countless photos on the internet, and have landed on my best dressed of the evening.
The top spot easily goes to Cate Blanchett in a feather embellished black Alexander McQueen gown – a showstopping combination. Following closely behind is gala co-chair Carey Mulligan in a sequinned Prada number and the most incredible ‘do. A risk-taking Diane Kruger, also in Prada, is a controversial pick with her voluminous purple gown and its feathered hem, but I loved it.
Rounding out my best dressed list are the stunning Rooney Mara and knockout Gisele Bündchen, both in Givenchy Haute Couture. Black is anything but boring when Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci is involved (let’s pretend we never saw this).
Did you watch the red carpet arrivals live? Which were your favourite looks?
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This year’s Costume Institute Gala, aka the Oscars of the fashion industry, is just around the corner on May 7 – and you’re invited! Sort of. WWD reports that, for the very first time, the Met Ball will be livestreaming the red carpet arrivals, as well as select portions of the gala itself.
Hosts William Norwich and Elettra Wiedemann (thankfully not Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic!) will be interviewing the evening’s co-chairs, Anna Wintour, Miuccia Prada and Carey Mulligan and asking attendees questions submitted through Twitter via the #metquestions hashtag. The broadcast will be on Vogue.com, Metmuseum.org, and Amazon.com from 6:30 to 8:30pm EST.
My invitation for this year’s Met Ball seems to have gotten lost in the mail and Anna (yes, we’re on a first name basis) has yet to return my phone calls about getting my name on the guest list, but I can breathe just a little easier now knowing that at the very least I can watch the livestream. A small consolation.
Carey Mulligan is starting 2012 off with a bang. The actress is on the cover of W Magazine’s January issue looking like quite the bombshell, and the editorial inside is just as gorgeous.
We didn’t see as much of Mulligan’s chic and sometimes quirky sense of style in 2011, so here’s hoping she hits more red carpets – and movie screens, for that matter – next year.
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I have yet to see Carey Mulligan act in anything (watching The Education is on my To Do list), but whether or not she’s actually any good at her craft almost doesn’t matter when she’s got the style thing so evidently down pat. I’ve admired a few of her looks over the past year (see here and here), but this Nina Ricci dress she wore to the premiere of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is by far my favourite to date.
In fact, this dress was one of my Fall 2010 runway picks back in March. It seems me and Carey (and/or her stylist) are on the same page. Call me if your stylist ever needs a vacay, Carey…I’d be more than happy to fill in!
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When I grow up, I want to own my very own Roland Mouret, but till then I’ll have to settle for admiring Carey Mulligan’s RM dress and Fendi shoe ensemble at Cannes from afar. She looks très chic, n’est-ce pas?
P.S. The weather’s been disgusting in Toronto this week. I’m dying to be somewhere where there’s palm trees and sand and balmy weather!
Glamour comes in all different forms – from minis to tuxedos to gowns, these are the looks I adored the most from this year’s Costume Institute gala.
Liu Wen and Constance Jablonski and their legs that go on forever both looked stunning in their minis. Alexa Chung, as always, marched to the beat of her own drum, and I absolutely loved the combination of the crimson lipstick and 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo. Ever since Carey Mulligan came on the scene, she’s been making unexpected picks that have been bang on, and her lace Miu Miu was a standout among a sea of floor length gowns. Plus I’m a sucker for dresses with pockets. I’m not usually a fan of Nicole Richie’s style, but she was a knockout in a metallic Marc Jacobs dress that made her petite frame look long and lean. Naomi Watts’ berry Stella McCartney gown was to die for; the shoulder ruffles made my heart pitter patter. Finally, Emma Watson kept it young and fresh in a sexy white Burberry number…what I would give to have the relationship she does with Christopher Bailey!