Thursday 19 October 2017

Style Jury: Day One of Cannes Film Festival

From the good, the bad and the ugly...Freya Drohan gives her style verdicts from the Cannes Film Fesitval

(L to R) Zoe Saldana, Nicole Kidman and Blake Lively
(L to R) Zoe Saldana, Nicole Kidman and Blake Lively

The “Most Glamorous Festival on Earth” opened yesterday with a typically star studded premiere of Grace of Monaco.

Jane Fonda continues to defy her 76 years in a fitted ruby gown by Elie Saab. Long sleeves and an age appropriate hair style ensured she did not stray into ‘mutton’ territory.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Jane Fonda attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)

Also rocking a sumptuous burgundy hue was Blake Lively. Blake (26) is always immaculately turned out, and on this occasion it was no different. She wore a silk-chiffon Gucci Premiere gown with a thigh high split and high racer neck detailing. Her tousled plaited hair-do kept things youthful and fashion forward.

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Blake Lively attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

My best dressed of Day One goes to actress Zoe Saldana. Zoe rarely puts a foot wrong in the style stakes. The 35-year-old wore a Victoria Beckham Fall 2014 pleated white dress with chain link belt and rose gold earrings. A vision of elegance as always.

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Actress Zoe Saldana attends the Opening Ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

Paz Vega, who stars in Grace of Monaco, also opted for a couture piece from Elie Saab. The actress who is not afraid to take risks on the red carpet played it safe and chose a Spring 2014 cocktail dress with delicate pearl embellishment. She finished the look with classic nude Louboutin ‘Pigalle’ pumps.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Paz Vega attends the after party for "Grace of Monaco" during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Nicole Kidman has an intrinsic ability to ensure all eyes at a premiere are on her. As the star of the evening’s cinematic screening, Nicole (46) upped her game in an Armani Privé Spring 2014 creation. The futuristic strapless blue dress is a true work of art. Simple diamond earrings and a bracelet courtesy of Harry Winston complemented her look.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Nicole Kidman attends the Opening Ceremony dinner during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

French actress and Cannes rookie Adele Exarchopoulos made an impressive debut on the red carpet. Adele (20) wore a sleek custom Louis Vuitton dress with a pleather bralet and white column skirt. A deliberately tousled hairdo lent an innocent finish to her sexy outfit.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actress Adele Exarchopoulos attends the Opening ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" Premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Variety)

For a guaranteed knock out red carpet look, celebrities look no further than couturier Stéphane Rolland (case in point Cheryl Cole in 2011 and 2012). Asian actress Zhang Ziyi made a daring move with an edgy look from his Spring 2014 Couture collection complete with a delicate white skirt and PVC detailed bodice. The verdict is still out on this one, but her unique style must be applauded.

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Zhang Ziyi attends the Opening Ceremony and the "Grace of Monaco" premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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