White Dominates The Red Carpet At Cannes
May 18, 2011 Leave a comment
The 64th Cannes Film Festival kicked off last Wednesday and with only a few days remaining of week-and-a-half long festival, I thought that It’s All Style To Me would highlight some of the elegant Red Carpet looks that were competing for the attention of the paparazzi at Cannes this year. In spite of the tendency to “color block”, a wave of white was dominant at this year’s Festival, offering a genuine sensation of glamour paying homage to the model of sophistication and timeless grace inspired by the festival’s poster.
The tone was set during the opening ceremony by the dazzling Uma Thurman, who wore an immaculate FW11 Versace white dress bordered with feathers. A very elegant pair of nude Jimmy Choo’s created a complete silhouette of glamour perfected. The only hint of colour conceded by the star was through a pair of Chopard emerald earrings and matching bracelet. Uma, also a jury member, had begun her day in a white Dolce & Gabbana dress (not shown).
Canadian actress Rachel MacAdams looked stunning in a draped white dress, for an evening organized by the Chopard House in the honor of Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen in which she plays the heroin.
Faye Dunaway, the face of the Festival, arrived in a delicate evening gown. She was accompanied by Jerry Schatzberg, who directed Faye in Puzzle of a Downfall Child in 1969, in which the actress played a fashion model going through a nervous breakdown. The film, which wasn’t selected for Cannes at the time, was chosen in a fully restored version this year to open the Cannes Classics (La Croisette).
For the preview of the film Sleeping Beauty by Julia Leight, Jane Fonda was sublime in an Emilio Pucci evening gown accessorized with a Chopard diamond ring and earrings.
Alexa Chung chose to pair her Balenciaga dress with a Chopard necklace made of platinum and diamonds and a pronounced yellow teardrop diamond. Her silhouette, very sixties, brought an air of freshness to the red carpet.
Singer Cheryl Cole, created a sensation in her Stephan Roland dress with its sensual low neckline, at the preview of Nanni Moretti’s, Habemus Papam.
Sarah Jessica Parker had chosen a long white Dolce & Gabbana dress for the Montblanc party. Faithful to her Carrie Bradshaw character, she opted for an unorthodox flowered Elie Saab dress outside the steps of the Palais for the film Wu Xia (not shown).
Astrid Banks-Frisbey had chosen Chanel for the Pirates of the Caribbean: The Fountain of Youth photo call, which came alive in her red open toe shoes. For the red carpet, the young actress did the House of Chanel proud by choosing a gray embroidered lace dress adorned with a Chopard bracelet in white gold and diamonds. Hard to miss, the perfect silhouette of new mom Penelope Cruz in blue velvet FW11 Stella McCartney, accompanied by matching Casadei satin heels.
One of the best dressed males of the jury was Jude Law, in a white bow tie on a beautiful black tuxedo with this killer Chopard watch. For more photos, please visit the It’s All Style To Me Facebook Page. YouTube Nikki Beach Party video that makes me want to cry because I’m not there below.
Article adapted from the post, Vague de blanc sur Tapis Rouge Au Festival de Cannes by Luxsure.fr
Uma Thurman, Alexa Chung, Jane Fonda, Rachel MacAdams, Jude Law: with the courtesy of Chopard Jewellery
Astrid Banks-Frisbey: © François Durand – Getty Images
Sarah Jessica Parker: © Olivie R Borders – Getty Images
Faye Dunaway, Cheryl Cole: © Stephan Kossmann