2017 End of the Year Style Awards: Most Improved

It is amazing what being free of the chains that bind you can do for a person. Marion Cotillard had been a face of Christian Dior since 2008. Earlier this year it was rumored that Maria Grazia Chiuri had dropped Marion as one of the faces of the brand, but a public statement was never released. So going into the Cannes Film Festival the question on everyone’s mind was if she would be representing the brand on the red carpet or not. She stepped out for the Ismael’s Ghosts photocall wearing an edgy Y/Project ensemble which lead that speculation even more, then when she stepped onto the red carpet for the film Opening Ceremony gala premiere wearing a custom Jean Paul Gaultier couture the rumor was all but confirmed. We have been long to see Marion want to go to an edgier side of glam that just wasn’t vibing with the Dior brand aesthetic. I think that we finally got to see the truest form of Marion’s style since her very first awards season when she won her Oscar for La Vie En Rose. Brands like Armani Prive, Chanel, Halpern, Files a Papa, Self Portrait, Ulyana Sergeenko, and Mugler all helped really show this edgy glam side of Marion. She was more confident than ever and I really hope that only grows and she continues to experiment with brands. I would love to see her bring some major Alexander McQueen, Ralph & Russo, Giambattista Valli Couture, Alexandre Vauthier, Elie Saab, Guo Pei, Paolo Sebastian, and Versace moments to the red carpet.

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