Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed (AFP Photo/LOIC VENANCE)

Actresses proved you can protest while being beautifully dressed

 

 

Cate Blanchett's spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Cate Blanchett’s spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make

Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered (AFP Photo/Alberto PIZZOLI)

Black and mixed-race French actresses lit up Cannes protesting the discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered

Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from "Do the Right Thing" for his "BlacKkKlansman" premiere (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine POUJOULAT            )

Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere

Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Jury member Kristen Stewart threw off her stilettos and walked barefoot along the red carpet

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai's peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet (AFP Photo/Anne-Christine POUJOULAT)

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai’s peacock and butterfly-style gown had the longest train seen on the red carpet

Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress (AFP Photo/Valery HACHE)

Japanese actress Erika Karata had to be rescued twice by her co-stars when she got her heel stuck in her dress

 

 

Cannes (France) (AFP) – With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival — which ends Sunday — was about much more than fashion statements.

But that did not dim the glamour of the gala premieres. We look back on 12 days and nights of glitz, as well as the occasional wardrobe malfunction, on the French Riviera.

– Who’s wearing the trousers? –

The Cannes red carpet has seen a lot in 71 years. But few nights will live longer in the memory than the one when female stars led by jury president Cate Blanchett protested about the festival’s epic fail when it comes to women directors. All but 82 films of the near 1,700 shown at Cannes over the years have been by men.

This was also possibly the best-dressed demo in history, with Kristen Stewart rocking a white Chanel trouser suit and many others following #MeToo protests elsewhere by dressing in black. This was a Cannes where women wore the trousers — once frowned upon by the festival’s dress code — with Blanchett killing it with a black Givenchy jumpsuit for the premiere of “Capernaum”.

– Queen Cate –

No one does regal better than Blanchett who made her name playing British monarch Elizabeth I. Her intelligence and poise gave the festival a new sheen, from her speech at the protest to her insistence that the jury will chose the best film, not the one that best fits the political narrative.

Her wardrobe choices were equally impeccable at more than a dozen galas. Two black Armani numbers contrasted with an intricate avant-garde Iris van Herpen dress. And she brought the house down with a spectacular blue Mary Katrantzou ball gown that took six months to make. The dress also delivered the cutest photo of the festival when her daughter hid under her skirts as she left her hotel room.

– Black is back –

Black and mixed-race French actresses showed how to be angry and elegant in their protest on the red carpet about the shocking discrimination and stereotyping they have suffered. Dressed in Balmain they lit up Cannes on the wettest night of the festival and were clapped up the carpet by jury member Khadja Nin.

The Burundian singer has given Blanchett a run for her money with some seriously sassy wax print dresses and headwraps while Spike Lee dusted down his Love and Hate knuckleduster rings from “Do the Right Thing” for his “BlacKkKlansman” premiere.

– Kicking ass barefoot –

After “Heelgate” in 2015 when women were stopped on the red carpet for not wearing high heels, Cannes “sexist” dress code — since revised — took a bit of a kicking this year with jury member Kristen Stewart throwing off her stilettos and walking barefoot up the steps for “BlacKkKlansman”.

A few nights later she ground convention further into the dust with an androgynous black Chanel jacket and leather trousers and loafers. Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, whose quirky “Happy as Lazzaro” is in the running for the Palme d’Or top prize, took gender reversal to a new level by wearing a man’s shirt backwards for her press conference.

– Butterfly gothic –

Indian icon Aishwarya Rai and Iranian actress Marziyeh Rezaei wore two of the most photographed dresses — for very different reasons. The train of the Bollywood’s star’s peacock/butterfly Michael Cinco dress was the longest seen on the red carpet for many a year, while Rezaei’s was a spectacularly modest shimmering tulle number channelling the most gothic of fairytales.

– A slight snag… –

And you have to feel sorry for the super chic Japanese actress Erika Karata who had to be rescued not once but twice by her co-stars from “Asako 1 & 2” when she got her heel stuck in her dress on the famous Cannes red carpet.

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Paris Hilton shines in gold gown while showing off engagement ring at Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala.

The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet.

Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes.

Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

Pretty princess: Paris Hilton wowed in a gold sleeveless gown by Christophe Guillarme on Sunday night at the Cannes Fashion For Relief gala

What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet

What a rock: The 37-year-old Hilton heiress, who came dripping in diamonds, showed off her 20-carat, pear shaped engagement ring on the red carpet

Bling: Paris couldn't stop staring at her massive diamond 

Bling: Paris couldn’t stop staring at her massive diamond

The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people.

Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show.

Hilton, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event.

Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes

Giving back: Fashion For Relief is a non-profit organization, lead by supermodel Naomi Campbell, that raises money for various causes

All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker  

All smiles: Hilton paired her ring with a diamond watch and choker

Cannes club: Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night in France 

Paris is set to host and DJ a party at the VIP Room on Monday night.

She made her DJ debut back in June 2012 and currently has a residency at Amnesia nightclub in Ibiza.

‘My first show was in Brazil. Like 30,000 people, closing for Jennifer Lopez, it was so much fun,’ she told Billboard in an interview.

‘I loved it so much that after that I really just got more into it. I’ve just been having the time of my life. I didn’t realize what a huge success I would be.’

Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people

Front row: The evening of glitz and glamour included a guest list of over 1,000 people

Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event 

Do a twirl: Paris, who traveled to Cannes with fiance Chris Zylka, flew solo for the event

Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening 

Fashion For Relief: Attendees enjoyed dinner, live entertainment, an auction, and a fashion show throughout the evening

The Simple Life star is in the process of planning her wedding to Zylka, 32.

During the iHeartRadio Music Awards, she revealed to ET that the pair plan to tie the knot later this year, but noted that picking a date has proved difficult due to her large family.

‘First we have the engagement party, the bridal party, and then the wedding,’ she said. ‘We’re still picking a date that’s perfect for everyone in the family. My brother is getting married in June so we’re gonna separate a few more months after that.’

Oscars 2018: Celebs flaunt everything as NAKED dress trend hits red carpet

Naked fashion is the most out-there trend of 2018 – and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.

We’ve seen countless sheer ensembles at fashion weeks around the world over the past few months.

And celebs at last night’s Oscars took the trend on board as they turned up in some seriously skimpy outfits.

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NAKED DRESS: Alessandra Ambrosio and Bleona Qereti rocked the sheer dress trend

Alessandra AmbrosioGETTY

COPY CAT: Alessandra’s Ralph & Russo dress was showcased at Paris Fashion Week in January

Bleona Qereti and Alessandra Ambrosio were two of the stars who rocked the daring look, which has even hit the high-street in recent weeks.

Alessandra arrived at the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party wearing a totally see-through dress, which was featured at Paris Fashion Week back in January.

The Victoria’s Secret model left little to the imagination as she paraded her enviable figure in the Ralph & Russo Couture gown.

The nude dress, which is thinly covered by sparkling details, features a hip-high slit and romantic off-the-shoulder straps.

Alessandra teamed the daring ensemble with simple gold stilettos, nude nails and tousled tresses.

People praised the dress back in January when it first hit the catwalk.

One Twitter user said: “Ralph & Russo will never disappoint me.”

Another added: “I have no words for how absolutely in love I am with this.”

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GET THE LOOK: Bleona’s outfit was very similar this catwalk look from London Fashion Week

The Only 8 Pieces You Need This Season, According To R29 Editors

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“Phasing out my go-to leather shoulder bag for a straw bag is one of the most exciting parts of this season for me. It’s just the right amount of unfussy (while still feeling like I care about what I’m wearing) and works equally well at the beach and brunch. —Lucy Meilus, senior lifestyle and entertainment editor.

“I’ve always been a fan of casual, cutesy summer jumpsuits. They’re beyond easy to pull off and are the ultimate one-and-done for when you’re in a rush to get ready. Plus, who doesn’t love a little ruffle?” —Claire Fontanetta, senior beauty editor

Princess Diana’s Cannes Dress Was Bluer Than the Sky and as Whimsical as a Dream

Princess Diana Cannes Film Festival Dresses

The Cannes Film Festival has always been one of the most glamorous events of the year, attracting Hollywood stars, models, and royalty alike. But while stars consistently shine thanks to the most incredible gowns, no one has marked the red carpet quite like Princess Diana.

Back in 1987, when she was just 26 years old, the Princess of Wales stunned everyone when she stepped out on the Croisette, wearing what has since become one of her most iconic outfits. As we watch to see what everyone wears this time around, read on to see the two Catherine Walker ensembles that Diana wore over 20 years ago.

For her first appearance on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, Diana wore a puffy Catherine Walker dress with a double-breasted white blazer.

She accessorised her outfit with black-and-white pumps.

 

For her evening look, Princess Diana opted for an incredibly glamorous gown.

 

She accessorised it with a shawl and chandelier earrings.

We Hope Cindy Crawford Attends the Met Gala, Because Her Past Looks Were Unforgettable

Cindy Crawford Met Gala Dresses

 

Cindy Crawford is a red carpet fixture. Though she’s only publicly been photographed at the Met Gala twice, in 2016 and in 2009, we know she dominates every event she walks into. The supermodel has a legion of fans, so it’s no wonder everyone’s waiting to see what she’ll do or wear next (perhaps she’ll make another runway appearance?).

Now that Cindy’s passed the modeling torch off to her daughter, Kaia Gerber, we expect the duo to make more red carpet appearances together. While neither has posted about attending this year’s Met Gala, like some stars, we hope they come as a pair. Take a look at Cindy’s past outfits, then tune into the red carpet on Monday, May 7.

A Close Up of All the Metallic Details

She Met Up With Kendall on the Red Carpet

And Olivier Rousteing Himself

Cindy’s 2009 Met Gala Dress

The Royal Blue Gown Was Created by Versace

 

Cindy and Donatella Versace on the Red Carpet

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Go for a denim look and get this H&M Lyocell Dress ($40).