Fashion Jury: Who got it right and wrong at Cannes' biggest fashion night?
Forget the Met Ball, the annual amfAR Cinema Against Aids gala in Cannes is the fashion world’s equivalent to a high school prom.
Let’s see the stars who reigned supreme on the night.
Supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Izabel Goulart looked a vision in a strapless silk-organza gown by Emilio Pucci. The feathered and beaded detailing is nothing short of impeccable. A fishtail gown in a saccharin shade is hardly ground breaking for this event. But with the addition of a simple de Grisogono necklace and slightly unkempt up-do, Izabel avoided straying into pageant queen territory.
Red, yellow and black? Only a model of Jourdan Dunn’s stature could pull this off. The British catwalk queen donned a woven Balmain Fall 2014 dress; the bold canary-yellow shade complemented by her skin tone. A red lip and black minimal sandals resulted in a unique outfit fitting of this routinely stylish model.
Also opting for a vivid yellow hue, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore an asymmetrical gown by Emilio Pucci. The dress with cut-outs and bronze chain detailing showed Rosie’s honed physique without being in the slightest bit racy. Bronze accessories, Bulgari jewellery and softly waved hair finished this incredible look perfectly.
Spanish actress Paz Vega has an eye for incredible tailoring. Last night, she opted for a black gown by Fitriani Couture. Black is always safe, but the cut on this gown is exquisite. The plunge neckline is daring, highlighting her ample cleavage, but does not reveal more than necessary. The structured hips and gold waist belt also give her the perfect hourglass figure. Paz rounded off the outfit with slicked back hair and Bulgari jewels.
Model Natasha Poly looked spellbinding in a sumptuous emerald green dress by Marni. The shade of this silk satin gown is captivating, and is complemented by Natasha’s on-point styling. Opting for a pulled back ponytail, yellow diamond necklace and a snakeskin clutch, Natasha looks absolutely smouldering.
Pucci was undoubtedly the designer of the evening. Up close, the detailing on American model Jacquelyn Jablonski’s Emilio Pucci Spring 2014 dress is simply divine. The strapless slip and racer neckline highlight her figure, while the cut out beaded overlay lent a fashion forward edge. Hollywood waves, a sultry eye and silver accessories ensured a red carpet winner.
Actress Riley Keough evidently has an aversion to the unabashed glamour that the Cannes festival requires. I thoroughly enjoy her unpredictable outfits, and last night was no exception. Riley chose a Louis Vuitton ensemble, comprised of a satin skater skirt and long sleeved top. With heavy black jacquard embroidery, a quilted panel and arm cuffs, this look was quite overwhelming for the petite actress. However, with her flame coloured hair and insouciant attitude I think she pulled it off with aplomb.
Model Chanel Iman is as cute as a button, and on anyone else this Reem Acra dress might not have worked. The Grecian-inspired column gown features iridescent beading and sequins with subtle floral detailing. Chanel finished the look with a side-swept hair do and a gold Jimmy Choo clutch.
While the media is fixated with whether Leonardo Di Caprio’s affections have strayed, I am more interested in this red carpet outing by his Victoria's Secret arm candy Toni Garrn. 21-year-old Toni oozes Old School Hollywood glamour in this satin silk skirt and top by the brand Redemption Choppers. Adding a metallic box clutch, understated diamond and that magnificent red lip, this is perfection.