Cannes Film Festival 2015: best dressed ladies
There is little to rival the glamour and spectacle of the Cannes Film Festival; one of the biggest dates in the international film calendar, it is responsible for some of the most memorable red carpet moments. As last week saw the launch of the 68th annual event, we take a look at the best dressed ladies so far.
Supermodel Karlie Kloss walked the red carpet on the opening night of the festival in an Atelier Versace couture “jumpsuit-slash-dress”. The silver, one-legged piece exuded modernity with seductive slits, revealing a white bandeau and tiny hotpants. Metallic buckles and corresponding pumps added to its pizzazz, creating a playful, age-appropriate ensemble.
Naomi Watts stunned in a feathered, gunmetal-grey Elie Saab spring/summer 2015 gown, for the premiere of La Tête haute (Standing Tall). She complemented her look beautifully with swept-back locks and statement diamond jewellery. The Lebanese designer posted an adorable photograph, on Instagram, of Watts and her children enjoying the creation before the show.
Natalie Portman opted for a Rodarte dress at A Tale of Love and Darkness photocall. The revealing, Black Swan-esque number featured a sheer striped back, which intentionally showed Portman’s black underwear. The Oscar-winner paired the dress with black, strappy, heeled sandals.
Rooney Mara teamed an Alexander McQueen pre-autumn/winter 2015 dress with simple sandals by Stuart Weitzman, for the Carol photocall. The chic, lace-panelled mini showcased an exemplary balance of delicate high neck, contrasting block cuffs and wide waist.
Diane Kruger attended the Maryland premiere wearing a charming gown by Prada. All-over embellishment and sheer, side panels revealed a little flesh whilst remaining sophisticated. Kruger polished off the look with Harry Winston jewels and a bright blue clutch, alongside romantic waves and radiantly nude make-up.
The premiere of Irrational Man saw Emma Stone dressed in a Christian Dior couture gown. The figure-hugging, floor length dress was accentuated by a high, square neck, delicate straps and open back; its subtle lace texture, along with a decorative choker, produced an urbane 90s feel.
The Irrational Man premiere also introduced Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to this year’s red carpet. A blush Ralph & Russo spring/summer 2015 couture gown emphasised her lithe physique, with a thigh-high slit and plunging lace design, complete with cape. The singer chose beauty products in complementing tones and nude-painted nails.
Fan Bingbing selected an exquisite dress from Marchesa’s spring/summer 2015 collection, for the premiere of Mad Max: Fury Road. Attention-grabbing and ethereal, the oyster-grey-meets-blue gown featured sheer, bell sleeves and abundant appliqué flowers in hues of pink, yellow and green. She completed the look with a floral crown and jewellery by Chopard.
During the opening ceremony, Lupita Nyong’o was pictured wearing a bespoke Gucci chiffon plissé gown. Encrusted, 3D flowers, placed around the shoulders and waist, highlighted a deep V-neck and pretty sleeves. Nyong’o continued the summer vibe with an exuberant, purple lip and coloured jewellery.
Cate Blanchett, who stars in Carol, stole the show in a dramatic Giles Deacon autumn/winter 2015 dress. Grand, voluminous and a visual feast, thanks to its edgy “digital Tudor collage” print, this dress was a custom-made show-stopper conceived in a studio off Brick Lane. The designer noted the experience as “a huge honour and a privilege”.