One of the brilliant events at the Cannes Film Festival each year is the amFAR Gala. This is a great fashion event and many Hollywood stars, models, fashion insiders, designers, bloggers, and photographers who don’t attend the Film Festival itself will make the trip to Cannes for this party alone.
This Elie Saab gown is about glitz and glamour rather than dreamy romance as with many of his creations that we see on the red carpet. And Nina couldn’t have chosen a more dramatic or eye-catching gown, it suited her to perfection. Definitely one of my favorite gowns of the evening.
This space-age inspired gown from the Versace Spring 2012 Couture Collection is absolutely amazing. When else would you be able to pull off a gown like this other than the MET Ball?
You can see the original gown here on Style.com worn by model Ros Georgiou on the Milan runway last year.
Interesting backs are my favorite part of a dress and this Emilio Pucci gown did not disappoint. The beading and sheer detailing on the front, high boatneck neckline, and draped back made this a gorgeous gorgeous look.
I loved the delicate fabric, square neckline and buttoned-up back on Kylie’s red siren gown. These details made it really unique and memorable.
Karolina’s gold Roberto Cavalli gown was intricate and beautiful, featuring sheer fabric, sequins, and an adorable matching jacket.
Drama Drama Drama. If you watch the video below you’ll see how amazing, and scandalous, this gown looks in motion. GIven her public persona and her function at the event, I couldn’t have picked a better gown for her.
Diane “the Queen of Cannes” Kruger wore another gorgeous Chanel creation, this time choosing a knee-length retro style number. Not my favorite look of hers from the Festival but eye-catching without a doubt.
Louis Vuitton seemed to be Kirsten’s go-to designer for all of the Cannes events this year, and this was another triumph. The covered up neckline, dramatic floral belt, and sweet tiers kept things interesting.
This white Versace column gown is anything but minimalist with the buckled straps across the back and shimmering silver detailing.
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This year was even more special than in the past because Miss Carine Roitfeld hosted the “Perfect Black Wardrobe” Fashion Show where 25 top models walked the runway in black gowns, dresses, and suits submitted by the world’s top designers and design houses – from Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel to Ralph Lauren and Mr. Giambattista Valli. You can even watch some clips from this amazing runway show here from FashionTV.
Curious how it might be to be an invitee to the Cannes Film Festival attending all of the amazing events and parties? Read Erin Wasson’s Cannes Style Diary over at Harper’s Bazaar for party pictures, outfit details, invitations, and much much more.
Below are some looks that I’ve enjoyed recently and wanted to share, hopefully they can help get you through the rest of this day.
Carine works the Parisian pavement in a bold floral pencil skirt and ankle strap black pumps. Divine.
Ashley Greene looked elegant in a great tea-length Oscar de la Renta dress. Between the jeweled and glittering bodice and the black and white feathering at the bottom this is anything but boring.
I've never included an Instagram photo before but this one posted on Twitter by the Oscar PR Girl was too great to pass up. Her note: “wide leg trouser, gold sequin bolero (backwards)” Hot!
This is such a great, versatile look. If your office is business casual this is an amazing way to keep things interesting, try pairing a top or coat with a fun silhouette with standard black pants. The look is visually interesting but still appropriate for many occasions.
On a non-fashion note – am I the only one who saw Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and now feels like she knows Rooney Mara incredibly well? Like, we’re kind of friends now? I feel like I should being calling her “Roons” or something…
How do you make something fun & new like animal print skinnies look more relaxed? Distressed boots and a loose button-down of course. P.S. I've been drooling over this Alexander Wang duffel for over a year now, I think it's officially time.
Keira Knightley looked phenomenal in a deep burgundy Burberry Prorsum gown with a keyhole slit and a sweet bow-adorned black belt. I like the combination of 20's style finger waves with a non-retro dress.
You can also see her recent UK GQ Magazine cover here
– I love the shot second from the bottom, the pale blue sweater dress is gorgeous.
Roons is back! 🙂 This girl has hit her stride with Givenchy, she picks really great pieces - interesting and flattering to her petite frame and head turning, but not revealing or overwhelming. I especially like the back on this one.
Layers are the key to staying warm and what I love about this look is that it shows you that they don't have to be boring. You can mix different colors, fabrics, textures, silhouettes...
What Do I Wear is one of my favorite sites for fashion inspiration and its awash with gorgeous Spring colors these days. I couldn't narrow down my favorite, from stripes to florals or peachy tweed, they all make me desperate for Spring to hurry up and arrive!
Have a great Thursday, I’ll be back tonight.
While the runway shows are, of course, the highlight of any fashion week, the parties, front rows and editors & models running from show to show are almost as captivating. Below are some of the great looks captured by photographers during NYFW Spring 2012.
GQ editor Michael Hainey looking dapper (Sartorialist)
Oh Carine, we'll miss you! A great example of how to wear navy and black and keep it sexy and interesting (Sartorialist).
Malin Akerman and Petra Nemcova were chic in grey in the front row at Tommy Hilfiger (style.com)
Lara Stone looking chic and pretty at the Calvin Klein Collection Dinner
Olivia Wilde looked fabulous in a black jumpsuit w/ great accessories as she sat front row at Ralph Lauren
Michael Kors had some sexy & sleek supporters front row in the form of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoe Saldana
Hilary Rhoda captured by Craig at Models Off Duty after the Derek Lam show.
Check out Garance Dore’s NYFW piece titled Celebrities in the Front Row for a fun take on this timeless tradition.
And finally, what more could you expect from the men that women turn to when they want to look glamorous and chic?
- Oscar de la Renta & Valentino holding court and checking out the competition at the DVF show (TLo)
I’ll be back soon with more of my vacation adventures and London Fashion Week!
To be honest, I was anticipating the summer nuptials of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince much more than either the UK or the Monaco royal weddings. I mean, we’re talking Kate Moss. One of the greatest models of all time, the queen of music festival chic and the reigning British It Girl of the last few decades.
This woman is worshiped the world over, by us commoners for her closet, her covetable style, her TopShop lines and her undeniable je ne sais quoi, and by ad execs, retailers and design houses for her never-ending marketability. She’s been the muse for entire fashion collections, had statues and art exhibits dedicated to her and been the subject of multiple books. She’s one of the most easily recognizable faces in the world and one of the most highly photographed women in London. She’s even famous for her exes, including her daughter Lila Grace’s father Dazed & Confused founder Jefferson Hack, movie star Johnny Depp (swoon) and Babyshambles & Libertine’s front-man, frequent rehaber and tabloid staple, Pete Doherty…
And it’s official, Kate Moss is married!
Guests included Manolo Blahnik, Stefano Pilati, Carine Roitfeld, Daphne Guinness, Marc Jacobs, Terry Richardson, Jack White, Karen Elson, Kelly Osbourne, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Jefferson Hack, Stella McCartney…
Now for the good stuff!
The dress was custom John Galliano, sprinkled with rhinestones and covered in lace and gold floral accents, creating a fairytale feel for the event.
The jewels were minimal and included a diamond tennis bracelet and Kate’s gorgeous vintage 1920’s engagement ring from S.J. Philips, her favorite jeweler on Bond Street.
The floor-length Galliano veil was 1920’s inspired with floral details and a scattering of gems.
The fifteen flower girls wore custom-made Bonpoint dresses with white ballet flats and floral wreathes adorning their loose waves, conjuring up a vision of ethereal Kate as Titania followed by her handmaidens.
And although you can’t see them, the bride wore a pair of custom-made Manolo Blahnik shoes with pale blue insoles. Speaking of Something Blue, a beaming Jamie wore a pale blue double-breasted Stefano Pilati for YSL suit with his rocker shades.
The wedding was followed by three, count them, three days of celebrating both at Kate’s Cotswolds estate and the local pub. Gotta love a glamour girl who takes her A-list buddies to the local dive bar for drinks after her wedding!
Oh, and another thing only Kate the Great can pull off? Her rehearsal dinner dress…