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Cannes Red Carpet Hits and Misses

Published 16/05/2013 | 16:17

Bairbre Power gives her verdict on 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere style stakes
Bairbre Power gives her verdict on 'The Great Gatsby' Premiere style stakes
Nicole Kidman wore a vintage style Dior Haute Couture dress with patent pink stilettos.
Too booby and way too obvious for me, the Roberto Cavalligown worn by former US supermodel Cindi Crawfordwas from the In-Your-Face style of dressing on a night when Carey Mulligan won the fashion stakes for being subtle and sophisticated. Not afraid to show off her assets,the 47-year oldworked decolletage AND long train.
Lady in Red, Isla Fisher'sOscar de la Rentagown was aruffle too much for me.I love it when John Rocha doesshredded chiffon layers forthe catwalk but I'm filing this red carpet gownunder 'frothy'. Isla'spremiere look would have looked so much better if she had put her beautiful titian hair up andthat way, we could have seen hercolourful Bulgari Heritage necklace.
Funny how arespected designer can work for one star on the red carpet and not for another.Nicole Kidman wowed us in Dior butJulianne Moore looked like she was having a bit of a fashion nightmare in her Diorblack and lilac dress. The strapless black bodice top was fine but thenthe lilacbillowing skirt looked shiny and out of control, short at the front, with a quasimini train at the back. Oops, not one of Julianne's best fashion choices for Cannes.
You can nearly always rely on a French woman to look chic on the red carpet in Cannes andstyle icon/designer Ines de la Fressange didn't disappoint . She often wears white to Cannes and last night, itwas a slimline white gown with a row of sparkly buttons. I lovedthat shelooked supremely relaxed, not a victim of her frock like a few unfortunate others and shewas confident enough to wear flats.
This is girl crush material....a totally FAB U LOUS Burberry black lace number for Cara Delevingne. It's totally gorgeoustop to bottom. Every girl knows that a V neck is the more flattering but this deep V was sensational.Loved howsheer lacefell intoa puddle on the red carpet.TheChoparddiamond necklace, earrings and ring weren't bad either.How many prospective girlstore a picture of this dress out of the Irish Independent today tohave it made for their upcoming debs? Lots!!
Strapless gowns were big on the Great Gatsby red carpet and Asian actress Fan Bingbing wore one inpink. Designedby Louis Vuitton, Ididn'tlike the shiny Duchese satinfabric. Thegrey and red sequined bodice was styled with a Louis Vuitton minaudireand like lots of other actresses, she wore Chopard jewels.I always feel that dresses like these 'wear' the woman. At least she had a bit of fun playing around with a very long train.
Lana Del Rey wentformonochrome and her black and white, strapless vintage gown had some nice features such asscalloped edgebustline and a glamorous train. HoweverI thought it look rather old on her and whileCaraDelevingne smouldered in black lace,Lana looked sedate and older than her years.Still, she had borrowed Chopard jewelsto enjoy.
Carey Mulligan's pale pink Dior satingown was simply divine with its plungingneckline andlow back. It was the complete antithesis of her 1920'sbeaded flapper look on screen. Pared back styling and subtle jewellery,she was the picture of 1940s, old Hollywood glamour. The only thing I would have changed was the casual, flowing hair.
Girls are nervous of disappearing on the red carpet by wearing the same colour but there was no fear of that happening model Georgia Jagger. She lookedfabulous and youthful inred Roberto Cavalli gown, a slick of red lippy and tumbling blonde hair. If Cara Delevingne has those signature eyebrows, Georgia has the lips. I don't normally like cut outs but they added something to the dress.
British actress Carey Mulligan holds an umbrella on May 15, 2013 as she arrives for the screening of the film 'The Great Gatsby' ahead of the opening of the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opens on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg.

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