The Cannes Film Festival 2017 just wrapped up after an impressive ten days where, of course, the fashion statements were as gorgeous as the French Riviera vistas. The prestigious event serves as Hollywood’s litmus testing ground for films, both nationally and internationally, and caters to the elite of the film industry. Even the most traveled celebrity, or film executive, remains in awe of the grandeur and opulence that this Festival delivers each and every year.
Every celebrity brings their A-game in fashion to Cannes
A dramatic showing is always welcomed at Cannes
Setting the Scene at the Cannes Film Festival 2017
Making contacts and solidifying major Hollywood deals is the raison d’être for the Cannes Film Festival. Cannes, France itself is a location famous for the glitzy hotels, cars, beaches, and prominent visitors. The location itself has become one of the busiest tourist destinations among elite jet-setters and famous celebrities and is the perfect stage for grand and opulent fashions.
Cannes is the playing ground for the billionaire bunch and the home of the Cannes Film Festival which just celebrated its 70th year
In the spirit of these highly anticipated red carpet looks, we’ve attached creative film titles to each category based on some of the most popular trends we saw throughout the Festival’s events
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
Like the tagline of the Lindsay Lohan 2004 cult classic says, ” So much drama so little time”! These ladies were in full competition for the spot of “top dog” of the Cannes red carpet. The bigger the dress the better, but one young starlet’s dress may have taken the prize with a well-timed malfunction.
Pregnant actress Chompoo Araya in a dramatic dress by Ralph & Russo that came with an eye-catching feathered cape
Actress Chompoo Araya’s dress was so dramatic it came with its own handler
Nicki Minaj poses for photographers upon arrival at the amfAR charity gala during the Cannes 70th international film festival, Cap d’Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
It looked like it was going to be a home run for Bella Hadid in her custom Alexandre Vauthier gown
But every little step Bella took…
…things fell out of that custom Alexandre Vauthier gown and things fell apart for Bella at the Cannes Film Festival 2017
Winnie Harlow attending the “Loveless (Nelyubov)” screening made a commanding entrance in a Zuhair Murad gown
Elle Fanning looked like a throwback to Grace Kelly in her ornate Vivienne Westwood gown
Tracee Ellis Ross in a bold sequined Jenny Packham gown
Tracee actually channeled her mother ,Diana Ross, but owned the look from head to toe
Firing on all cylinders these ladies left very little to the imagination and fully embraced the naked dress trend in a variety of different ways. Do your squats, lunges and ab workouts before you dare to bare because these ladies proved that they were fully loaded.
Redeeming herself at the at the amfAR Gala Bella Hadid did the nearly impossible by making the nearly naked trend ultra glamorous and chic when when arrived in a shimmery Ralph & Russo Haute Couture creation
Argentinian model Camila Morrone at the 2017 amfAR Gala at Cannes.
Winnie Harlow at the 2017 amfAR Gala at Cannes Film Festival 2017
Sofia Richie ups her high fashion game in this strategically placed lace applique gown
Deepika Padukone at Cannes Film Festival 2017 in an eggplant color sheer Marchesa tulle gown
Deep Blue Sea
Like the varying hues of the world’s oceans and waterways, the extremes in mystical blue-tone gowns at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 were wonderfully soothing and invigorating all at the same time.
Hailey Baldwin wearing a jewel tone royal blue Twinset dress
Dionne Warwick arrives at the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 awash in a beautiful mixture of deep blues in a flattering watercolor motif
Model Joan Smalls came out of the blue in this electric gown with hot pants by Elie Saab
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrived like Cinderella at the ball
Fan Bingbing in a Grecian-inspired dress that made her look like she was floating on air
The Great White Hype
Not paying homage in any way to the 1996 Samuel L. Jackson film , we just thought the title was soo very apropos when seeing the plethora of white gowns that besieged the red carpet at Cannes this year.
Rooney Mara attends the Closing Ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival 2017 at Palais des Festivals 2017 wearing a semi-sheer Dior dress
Ming XI at Cannes Film Festival 2017
Julienne Moore in a crystal and feather embellished cocktail dress
Usually we’re afraid of the dark, but these actresses brought the light to the dark with their own unique twist on the LBD for eveningwear.
Nicole Kidman rocks a Gothic Chanel dress with a thin hot pink belt
Marion Cotillard flips the script on the traditional pinstriped suit in this Jean Paul Gaultier
Naomi Campbell shows up to host her Fashion Relief Fund Gala in a spider-webbed Atelier Versace gown with feather details
Diane Kruger stood out in this Alexander McQueen fringed jumpsuit
Susan Sarandon in Alberta Ferretti
Emily Ratajkowski is the epitome of dark and dangerous in her Peter Dundas gown at Cannes Film Festival 2017