Friday, 23 May 2014

Cannes Film Festival // Fashion

Cannes is not all about film, it's also known for the red carpet fashion - the part I am most interested in! The stars arrive in Cannes looking polished to perfection, dressed in their designer attire; the epitome of the French Riviera's luxury and well known wealth.

This year is no exception. Stars walked the red carpet and attended events dressed to the nines. Giving us a look at current and next seasons styles for not only fashion, but also hair and make-up looks, which we will no doubt be trying to recreate. But I shall save the hair and beauty looks for another post. The best dressed is what I'm focusing on here, so let's get cracking:

Since Blake Lively's recent Met Gala red carpet appearance, all eyes seem to be back on her; appearing at many events lately, she is definitely a well dressed heel ahead of other celebs in the style stakes. However, Natasha Poly gave her a run for her money when she appeared on the red carpet in Cannes looking stunning in an Osca de la Renta Spring/Summer 2014 number. Black still seems to be a strong colour despite entering the Spring/Summer season, and I love this all black look on Natasha - she even completes the look with heavy black lined smoky eyes. Her slicked back makes sure all the focus is on the stunning dress. The skirt of the dress is the most interesting part to me, layers of lace and tulle build up a voluminous shape, gathered in a knot front emphasising her tiny waist. 
Suki Waterhouse looked gorgeous wearing a nearly-white shade of pink, silk, tiered dress. She has had some stunning red carpet looks lately (I loved her Met Gala look), and I love this dress for her; the hair, make up and jewellery compliment the look beautifully (just look at that ring!!), the only thing I don't love is the shoes - I think a pair of 'barely there' strappy heels would've worked better.

Ryan Gosling stole the show as the best dressed male in Cannes. He looked dapper both on and off the red carpet, swooning us in a smart tux on the red carpet as well as in his causal shirt and slacks. He looks good in pretty much everything though, right? 


Ryan looked handsome when gracing the red carpet in a Gucci tux, however, with Blake on his arm, she steals the show in her Gucci Premier gown (what else?). Ryan's tux compliments Blake's monochrome gown perfectly, and Blake's hair and diamond accessories keep this look elegant and classic.

The queen of the red carpet will remain, in my eyes, as Blake, although Natasha Poly gave her a good run for her money. 
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