Cannes 2017: “The Beguiled” Photocall & Premiere Red Carpet Wish List

Elle Fanning has two premieres at this years Cannes Film Festival and both of them also star Nicole Kidman. I am really excited to seeing what they will bring to the red carpets at each of their premieres. Each of the stars of The Beguiled are Cannes veterans and I know that amongst the three of them that there are going to be some major moments on the red carpet at this premiere. It was last year at Cannes where I really fell in love with Elle Fanning’s style for the first time. Since then I have really embraced Elle’s red carpet style. I don’t know what changed, but I ain’t complaining. I am really hoping that when Elle shows up in Cannes this year that she will really deliver some absolutely major looks. At the Met Gala earlier this year Elle walked the famous steps wearing a custom strapless powder blue Miu Miu gown and then a then a feathered mini dress from the Miu Miu Fall 2017 RTW collection for the Met after party. I would love to see Elle back in the label for the photocall for The Beguiled wearing this yellow and orange long sleeve skater dress which features an embellished neckline and a pleated hem. I think that Elle would look so bright, youthful, and fun wearing this creation on the balcony overlooking the riviera. This look paired with a sleek bun, neutral makeup, and pair of silver chunky sandals would be perfection for a photocall. For the premiere I went to a gown that Elle actually wore on her Vogue cover. When I saw this blush pink Valentino Spring 2017 Couture gown on the runway I knew that this gown screamed Elle and I hope that even though she wore it for the Vogue cover. The loose rosette covered gown just screams effortless glamour and I think that it would be a gorgeous gown for her to wear on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Rounding the look out with a tight bun, lined eye, rosy pink lip, pink diamond earrings, and a pair of nude sandals would really make this a perfect look for Elle to wear on the red carpet for another of her Cannes premieres. After serving on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival last year Kirsten Dunst is slated to join her fellow cast members of The Beguiled to promote the film at this years edition. Last year Kirsten walked the red carpet at Cannes wearing gowns from Gucci, Valentino, Dior, and Maison Margiela and each time she stepped out was better than the last. I hope that when she steps out this year that we have some really gorgeous looks as well. I think that for the photocall that this Francesco Scognamiglio Pre-Fall 2017 RTW ensemble which features a navy and yellow printed lace cuff long sleeve blouse and a white a-line slit skirt with contrasting print panels would be perfection. I think that this look is chic and fun but also perfectly mixed with Kirsten’s eclectic sense of dressing. For the premiere I went with something simpler thanks to this blush Chanel Cruise 2018 one shoulder toga inspired gown which features gold embellishments. I think that we will see a few of the looks from this collection at this years festival and this gown would be a killer look for Kirsten to wear on the red carpet at the festival. A loose updo, light smokey eye, nude lip, and a pair of strappy gold sandals would make this perfection for Kirsten. The Beguiled is the second of four films that Nicole Kidman will be presenting at the Cannes Film Festival and I am really excited to see what she will deliver on the red carpet. With all of her awards season looks and nine looks expected over the course of the festival she is also in contention to be my red carpet diva of the year with the likes of Jessica Chastain, Blake Lively, and Fan Bingbing (all of whom I am expecting to kill it at Cannes this year.) For this appearance for Nicole I went to rising fashion label Gabriela Hearst and this ensemble from the Fall 2017 RTW collection which features a maroon long sleeve scoop neck body suit and a multicolored stripe pleated midi skirt. I think that despite its fall hues that for a photocall at Cannes that this would still be a really beautiful red carpet moment for Nicole to wear. Styling it with chunky gold sandals, loose waves, and neutral makeup I think that this would be a lovely look for Nicole. Amping up the glamour for the premiere I would love to see Nicole go for structured glam with this light pink Gucci Fall 2017 RTW gown which features strong sculpted shoulders, crystal embellished black piping, plunging neckline, and a pleated skirt. There are not many that I think have the stature to really make this look work. With the structure it will take someone with a very regal presence to turn this gown into a magical moment and Nicole is one of the few who I could see making it work. A romantic updo, lined eye, light pink lip, black sandals, and a pair of diamond cluster earrings would make this a truly beautiful moment.Fan Bingbing is probably the one I am most excited to see on the red carpets at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The gorgeous Chinese actress became a global phenomenon and a true red carpet star thanks to her appearances on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals as an ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. This year Fan is walking the red carpets as one of the members of the International Jury and I am expecting her to shut it down. For the most part outside of the opening and closing ceremonies the looks that jury members wear on the red carpet when they attend premieres tend to be more on the simple side. I have a feeling that will not be the case with Fan and her style. With that in mind I am still going big for Fan for all of her appearances. I think that Fan absolutely shut down the red carpet in this dramatic white and black strapless gown from the Ralph & Russo Spring 2014 Couture collection. There were very few gowns from this collection that weren’t worn on the red carpet, and I am honestly surprised that this one hasn’t been snatched up. Ralph & Russo does dramatic glamour and doesn’t need all kinds of embellishment to accomplish their goal of couture glamour. With a 40’s inspired updo, smokey eye, red lip, dazzling diamond drop earrings, a black embellished clutch, and a pair of black pumps Fan would have another winning red carpet moment at this years festival. I don’t want anyone to think that just because I am most excited to see Fan Bingbing wears this year doesn’t mean that I am not still excited for Jessica Chastain. I am honestly probably just as excited for Jessica as I am for Fan. On the days that I woke up to the announcement of each lady as jury members I through back my covers and ran to my computer to start putting together my wishes for them to wear over the course of the festival. This Christian Dior Spring 2017 Couture gown is bohemian glamour at its highest and I think that Jessica would look like a faerie princess wearing this gown on the red carpet for a premiere. While this gown still has a full skirt and is still extremely glamorous it doesn’t have the same dramatic silhouette of the Ralph & Russo gown I picked for Fan to wear. I would have Jessica finish this loom with a romantic loose braid over one shoulder, lined eye, light pink lip, dainty diamond drop earrings, and a pair of black sandals to really make this a perfect romantic and bohemian glam moment.

The Cannes Film Festival premiere of The Beguiled will take place on Wednesday May 24, 2017. This years edition will open on Wednesday May 17 and run through Sunday May 28, 2018.




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