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

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival officially kicks off tomorrow, but I still have a bunch of wishes to make before the festival ends. It has been a while since we have seen French actress Berenice Bejo really deliver some major moments during the Cannes Film Festival. I was hoping that after her awards season run for The Artist in 2012 and subsequently acting as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Cannes Film Festival that year as well that Berenice was going to become a queen of European red carpets, and that did happen for a little while. But over the last few years we have seen Berenice fall silent on the red carpet, I am hoping that with a premiere at Cannes that the glamour that first made me fall in love with Berenice is back. I looked through recent collections and I couldn’t find a single thing that really screamed Berenice to me so it was into the couture archives I went to find the perfect looks for her to wear over the course of this years festival. For the photocall for her new film Redoubtable I went back to the Alexis Mabille Fall 2014 Couture collection and this gorgeous ensemble which features a red lace blouse with connected slashed cape-like sleeves and a pair of maroon wide leg pants which features red satin trim. This look is a little over the top but I think that for Cannes that it would still be a perfect look for Berenice to wear for a photocall. If you can’t go a little over the top during the day at the Cannes Film Festival then when can you? Having worn Alexis Mabille on the red carpet at Cannes twice in years past and having modeled for one of the labels couture look books in the past I think that the likelihood of her wearing the brand during the course of this years festival is pretty likely. For the premiere I stuck with the Fall 2014 Couture collection but turned to the master of red carpet dressing, Elie Saab. I have been really surprised that that this white long sleeve fully embellished ballgown from the Elie Saab Fall 2014 Collection has never been worn, but I do think that Berenice would look so chic wearing this creation on the red carpet at the Palais de Festivals. This is a late premiere so it will be up to the cast to make this premiere as glamorous as possible and I think that between Berenice and her co-star Stacy Martin I think that they could do just that.  Stacy Martin is a Prada devotee. The only time I have ever seen her on the red carpet she has been at Prada or Miu Miu sponsored events or the Met Gala (where she is always wearing Prada or Miu Miu. I would be that if she makes the jaunt to Cannes to promote Redoubtable that Stacy will wear nothing but Prada and/or Miu Miu. For the films photocall I went with this black silk button up dress from the Prada Fall 2017 RTW collection which features a feathered hem. This is pretty classic look that is elevated thanks to the feathered hem, and I think that for a photocall in Cannes that this is a perfect look for Stacy to rock. For the premiere I stuck with the Prada Fall 2017 RTW collection and went on a limb for Stacy entrusting her with one of my favorite looks from all the Fall 2017 RTW collections. I love this flamingo pink feather and bead embellished cocktail dress and I do see it as something that Stacy would wear as a cocktail look, but I also think that she would have it lengthened to a full length gown for Cannes. I would love to think that I would love this dress just as much as a gown as I do the runway version. I think that Stacy will go for custom looks, and hopefully they will be good because as we know not everything Prada creates turns to gold.The only help that the cast of Redoubtable might get on the red carpet at their premiere to up the glamour is from the members of the jury or the mistress of ceremonies. Jury members can go to any premiere or screening that they want. If they want to just attend the opening and closing ceremonies there and skip all the rest of the red carpets in between they are more than welcome to do that. I am interested in seeing what some of this years jury members will bring. I would love it if we saw Fan Bingbing walk the red carpet for at least one premiere every single day during the course of the festival. I love that Fan lives up to the go big or go home mentality with all looks that she wears and I have a feeling that she will deliver one amazing look after another over the course of this years festival. I would love to see Fan dig into the Stephane Rolland Spring 2011 Couture strapless pleated and sculpted mermaid gown on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. This gown is a true work of art and I know that Fan is one of the few that could wear this look with absolute ease. Having worn several Stephane Rolland Couture looks on the red carpet and modeling a dramatic finale wedding gown at the labels Fall 2012 Couture presentation there is a hope that Fan will deliver a gorgeous look from the label during her run this year. Much like Fan I really would love to see jury member Jessica Chastain also on at least one red carpet every single day of the festival. Jessica is one of my favorite women to see on the red carpet and I think that she will bring a heavy dose of glamour to any of the red carpets that she decides to show up on during the course of this years edition. I have previously put this silver embellished Chanel Spring 2017 Couture column gown which features a plunging neckline, feathered pouf, and sheer hem for the likes of Kristen Stewart and Blake Lively to wear on the red carpets during the course of this years festival, but Jessica is another I think could bring this gown to life on the red carpet. This is one of the gowns that I really want to see on a red carpet at Cannes at some point over the 12 days of this years festival and I do think that any of the previously mentioned stars, in addition to Jessica, would really make this a really beautiful red carpet moment. Styling this look with old Hollywood waves, statement stone drop earrings, lined eye, red lip, and a pair of silver sandals would really make this look total perfection. I am not expecting to see a whole lot of Monica Bellucci over the course of the Cannes Film Festival outside of her Mistress of Ceremonies duties at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. I think that maybe we will see Monica take to a red carpet at a premiere once or twice, which is why she hasn’t been featured in all of my premiere wishes like Jessica and Fan have been. One look I would like to see Monica wearing on the red carpet is this gorgeous celestial zodiac embroidered Christian Dior Spring 2017 Couture gown which features a beige a-line skirt and a black draped tulle top. I think that this gown is right up Monica’s ally but I think that she would have the top modified to add some sleeves. This gown is high glamour but done in a more bohemian and relaxed manner and I think that would be the perfect look for Monica to wear on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Loose waves, smokey eye, nude lip, a black clutch, and a pair of black pumps would ensure that this is a beautiful look for Monica.

The premiere of Redoubtable will take place on Sunday May 21, 2017. The 2017 Cannes Film Festival will open tomorrow Wednesday May 17 and runs through Sunday May 28, 2017.




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