Continuing on with my wishes for the L’Oreal ladies for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, who take to the red carpets over the course of the festival just to add a little more glamour to the red carpets. Andie MacDowell helps represent L’Oreal in the United States and attends the festival every so often. Last year Andie made her return to the festival after being absent since 2012 wearing Ralph & Russo Couture and Elie Saab. While both looks were impact making neither were able to scratch the surface of my favorite red carpet looks of the festival. I am hoping that this year Andie fairs much better, if she makes the journey to the French riviera. The first look I picked for Andie is this gorgeous black sheer lace Giorgio Armani Fall 2016 RTW strapless evening gown. While this gown is black and embraces the “naked dress trend” I think that Andie would have a beautiful red carpet moment on her hands. This gown would stand as a perfect backdrop for some statement emerald Chopard earrings to elevate this look to anything beyond basic. The other look I picked for Andie is this gorgeous maroon Oscar de la Renta Fall 2016 RTW cap sleeve, cowl neck silk gown which features a corset detail and a trumpet skirt. This look is so chic and elegant and I think it would be so chic and elegant on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals.Brazilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana is one of the L’Oreal ladies who isn’t a music, television, or movie star. I have been taking a little more notice of her recently because of her partnership with Ralph & Russo so far this year. At last year’s festival Isabeli had the worst hair, and it ruined each of her looks. It looked dirty, oily, and unwashed. I am hoping that she is on top glamour form when it comes to this year. Since she was the La Marie (or Couture Bride) at the Ralph & Russo Spring 2016 Couture presentation I figure that at least one of the looks she brings to the red carpet over her course of the festival will come from the brand, Look 15 would be gorgeous. With that in mind I still opted to feature wishes that aren’t Ralph & Russo. I decided to pick looks that only a model could make work on the red carpet. Up first is a white Chanel Spring 2016 Couture fringed gown which would take the most skilled red carpet star to make work on the red carpet, or a model who just oozes glamour. Isabeli would make the fringe this Cannes perfect gown dance down the red carpet and drape ever so elegantly to ensure that she wears this gown and not the other way around. The other dramatic look I picked for Isabeli is this Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 Alta Moda couture ball gown with a hand painted print. I would not send her down the red carpet in this gown as presented but modified to remove the harness like detail as I think it is one detail to many for this look. Each of these looks is so different yet so perfect for Isabeli and for the Cannes red carpet. I watched all the red carpets on livestream last year and if anyone’s name came up more often it was Bollywood star Katrina Kaif. I don’t understand as she was not someone who made any impact with her Elie Saab and Oscar de la Renta looks. While they were gorgeous gowns I was underwhelmed by Katrina’s efforts for her first Cannes as a L’Oreal ambassador. I am hoping that this year Katrina shows up and brings a little more drama to the red carpet. This scarlet crystal and floral embroidered Marchesa Pre-Fall 2016 ball gown over a bed of golden tulle would be the perfect moment to ensure that Katrina really brings it this year. The Marchesa gown would be followed up with something equally as dramatic with this gorgeous royal blue Zuhair Murad Fall 2014 Couture strapless side train ball gown. The Cannes red carpet calls for dramatic looks that can be photographed from 360 degrees and look gorgeous climbing a dramatic staircase, and these looks would do exactly that. Laetitia Casta is usually either at the opening or closing ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival. Last year she gave us a sneak peak at the Givenchy Fall 2015 Couture collection (pictured above, left). Laetitia has also worn Dior Couture on the Cannes red carpet before but thus year I am going with a different look for her red carpet looks. Last year the Cannes red carpets were sadly missing some gorgeous Roberto Cavalli Couture gowns as the brand was in transition from being designed from the labels namesake to new creative director Peter Dundas. Over the past couple of months Cavalli has been posting images of the Cavalli Couture collection on Instagram and I am really praying that some of the looks get worn at the festival this year. I picked this black embellished halter gown from the Cavalli Couture collection as I think that Laetitia would be gorgeous wearing this gown. I also picked a black and gold laurex Vionnet Fall 2016 RTW trapeze gown for Laetitia because I think that it would make for a chic & effortless, glamorous red carpet moment. The way that this gown would hang off Laetitia as she has this very strong stance when she walks the red carpet, no bent knees here. Russian supermodel Natasha Poly always brings edgy glam to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Last year Natasha rocked Atelier Versace and custom Michael Kors gown for her L’Oreal duties and I was extremely taken with both looks. I am hoping that Natasha gives me just as many good red carpet moments this year. I think that this emerald Roberto Cavalli Couture plunging neckline and gorgeous embellishments would be absolutely gorgeous moment. The color is perfect and I think that only Natasha would twirl this gown around the red carpet in such a chic way. The other look I picked for Natasha is this white Atelier Versace Spring 2016 Couture asymmetrical, cutout gown. This gown was one of my favorites from this collection so it says a lot that I want Natasha to wear it on the red carpet. Natasha knows how to take something so sexy like this and give it such a glamorous red carpet turn, and after last year I am expecting Natasha to wear at least one look from Versace on the red carpet.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 11, 2016 through May 22, 2016.