Sunday 17 December 2017

Red Carpet Wrap: Best and worst dressed

From left: Angelina Jolie and Cheryl Cole
From left: Angelina Jolie and Cheryl Cole
Rowena Walsh

Rowena Walsh

Who is a style queen and who should be taken away by the fashion police this week?

Best Dressed: Angelina Jolie

It was Brad's movie, Brad's night and he definitely deserves an award for his amazing performance as best supporting prop.

Yes, he may be starring in the most anticipated movie of the Cannes festival. But did anyone really believe that Angelina was going to let the paparazzi focus on him and his co-stars when their cameras could be trained on her instead?

Not a chance.

Say what you like about the actress/earth-mother/ saviour of the known universe, she certainly knows how to wow on the red carpet.

She looks amazing in this full-length and fabulous chocolate-coloured silk dress, which accomplishes the remarkable feat of managing to give the illusion that the super-slim one actually has curves ... It's by Versace, natch.

As for other accessories, the dress does demand a less-is-more approach (bye-bye Brad), and Angie is happy to comply, making sure that it's all about her -- again.

Worst Dressed: Cheryl Cole

At first, we were a bit puzzled as to what exactly Ms Cole was doing at Cannes.

We know that she can act, she's certainly mastered the art of crying on cue, but the reality TV diva isn't the type of star you'd expect to shine at the festival.

Then it all became crystal clear. Poor Cheryl was simply doing her best to mask the memory of her disastrous appearances on the American X Factor.

After all, when you're getting beauty tips from Simon Cowell, you know you're in serious trouble.

We applaud her decision to swap her truly scary backcombed locks for a more slicked back and, dare we say, sophisticated side parting.

Still, while you can take the girl out of Newcastle, she clearly can't resist her natural urge to flash the flesh. Her plunging white dress by Stephane Rolland with its tacky gold accessories certainly got heads turning, but not for the right reasons.

So that's a no from us, Cheryl. . .

Next time, stay at home and practise your elocution homework. The Americans will appreciate that so much more, pet.

Irish Independent

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