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2013 May 20

Cannes 2013 Standouts: Calvin Klein, Cavalli, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and More...

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Jessica Biel in Marchesa, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Cara Delevingne in Burberry Jessica Biel in Marchesa, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior and Cara Delevingne in Burberry
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(NEW YORK) Are you getting your Cannes on? If you didn’t make it to France for the latest circuit of tapis rouge-filled festivities, there’s plenty to satiate in the gown department. Does a more glam intersection of silver screen and straight-off-the-runway eye candy exist than Cannes? Non

Firstly, there’s major buzz behind Sofia Coppola’s upcoming flick about the theft-inspiring spoils of celeb culture, The Bling Ring, and the director donned a duo of Louis Vuitton frocks for the Cannes leg of the publicity tour. Her posse of bright young things starring in the film didn’t look too shabby for the occasion, either: see Emma Watson’s B&W Chanel couture number (plus, she chose a cranberry-hued Christopher Kane frock for another Bling Ring appearance). Watson’s costar, up and comer Claire Julien, exemplified the sauciest side of white in a perforated Balmain getup.

As for the models hitting up Cannes this time around, Cara Delevingne seems to be diffusing the drame as of late with some smoldering outfit picks (or, at the very least, is looking incredible as the scrutiny and media attention transpires). Behold Delevingne in Burberry, all black lace and boudoir-ish hair and smoky eyes—in a similar vein, the mod opted for a Roberto Cavalli outfit with sheer-paneled trou. Liya Kebede also did well going the Cavalli route (hers was also vamp-ish, transparent, and noir). But Doutzen Kroes has arguably stolen the show among the lithe and around-six-feet-tall set: behold that iridescent peachy Versace Atelier number worn to Le Passe premiere, or the vampy white Calvin Klein Collection she opted for at the premiere of Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian). Also on a Calvin Klein kick: Paz Vega in a rouge ensemble, Naomie Harris’ refined sexiness in a neutral number avec cutouts.

Prime picks among the patterned set include Solange Knowles’ groovy Roberto Cavalli suit, worn to a bash thrown by Belvedere vodka. Nicole Kidman’s vibrant L’Wren Scott number sported a head-to-toe bright leafy motif, decidedly loud (refreshingly so) for the usually rather demure dresser. Dolce & Gabbana cornered the Cannes market on boisterous florals (no shocker there for the vivacious Sicilian designers’ creations!). To wit: Naomi Watts, plus Sonam Kapoor’s princess-y, voluminous white pouf of a dress, scrawled with massive purple blooms. Also in Dolce & Gabbana, albeit with more restrained, less floral-y results: Rachel Bilson’s cream dress, very much luncheon-ready.

When it comes to Cannes consistency, the award just might have to go to Jennifer Lawrence, who’s been loyally parading fresh Dior looks carpet after carpet (she is the brand’s current face, after all). Thus, lots of B&W numbers; making Raf proud, J.Law! Earlier in the week’s festivities, Julianne Moore picked a shimmery lilac-skirted Dior, with a sculptural twirl of a train. Rooney Mara’s was having a Dior moment of her own (also black and white, sporting that asymmetrical white ruffle top that proved quite memorable when it pranced down the runway earlier this year). Also in Mara’s playbook: a sliplike nude Calvin Klein Collection dress worn to the brand’s Women In Film din on Thursday, and the leather-trimmed Vera Wang number in (you guessed it!) shades of B&W.

Other standouts: Jessica Biel in a frothy Marchesa dress, a pretty study in neutrals, which sported a high/low tail hemline that sort of resembled clouds. Lea Seydoux’s blue Louis Vuitton column dress was selected by her stylist sis, per Vogue. And Eva Longoria endured her accidental-flashing moment whilst wearing a minty Versace dress.
 Oh, the perils of going sans skivvies! Last year’s Cannes darling Berenice Bejo opted for a blue jacketed, tutu-ish  Alexis Mabille look at one point this week. Meanwhile, Marion Cotillard gave us all gams envy in a very brief-hemmed Antonio Berardi 
navy number (love the embellished back detailing!), especially when paired with Blood Ties costar Zoe Saldana in black and cream Ungaro with pimento-hued heels.

Alas, that’s just the first few days worth of Cannes fashion highlights. Stay tuned for another dose as the step-and-repeats continue all week…
ALEXANDRA ILYASHOV 




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